April 30, 2002

Ok, I've had it. Listen up kiddies. The only appropriate use of the word "bad" as a noun is in the case of "You have to take the bad with the good." You cannot use a possessive when using the word "bad" as a noun. You CANNOT say "my bad" as in "Sorry, that's my bad!"--this is not a grammatically correct statement.

You cannot own a bad, it's not a dog, it's not a thing to possess. You cannot wash and style your bad. You cannot pack your bad to take on a trip. You cannot take your bad to the park for a walk.

It's also a pathetic way of saying "I'm sorry" without having to say "I'm sorry." Do you really think "My bad" is an acceptable response when you've cut in front of someone in line? Do you think "My bad" absolves you when you taped over your roommate's favorite show? Will you say "My bad" to your wife after cheating on her and think that makes it all better?

I don't care if you hear it EVERYWHERE now, on TV, amongst friends, even in magazines and newspapers. It's wrong. It's insincere, it's bad grammar, and it drives me INSANE. Please stop. I beg of you.

Plus it gives you genital warts. Really. Don't do it.

Thank you.

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