One day my son said, “MY BAD!” I looked at him and said, “Oh my goodness!  What are they teaching him in school?  He doesn’t even know proper English!”

Then I overheard someone on one of our children’s television shows say the same thing: “MY BAD!”  So I asked my children “What does ‘My Bad’ mean?”  They told me it meant that they made a mistake or did something wrong to another person.  In other words, it is another way of saying “I am sorry”.  So now I understand what it means when I hear “MY BAD!”

Are there other phrases that you hear in your household that you don’t understand?

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