I’m wrong. Pardon, me. My bad!
It’s official. We’ve embraced “my bad” as a hip, fun and modern way of admitting we’ve made an error. You hear it on talk shows, news programs on CNN even hipper politicians use it. Maybe the cute, casual sound allows them to admit mistakes more than saying I’m wrong.
Like any slang or colloquialism the next thing is always coming. I expanded upon how my bad will grow and serve us for all occasions into the future. There’s one for every occasion and mood. Please if you don’t see one you like, simply make one up!
My Sad Bad
A mistake causing woe. You’re sad your bad cost the company money or lost a big account. Saying it really fast or comically may get you off the hook, before they show you the door with pink slip firmly stuck on your backside.
My Mad Bad
An error which incurs someone’s wrath – or your own. You screwed up royally, so much so that plagues of hailstones and fire will soon be upon you. To further your hip appeal, use it when the mistake is crazy or wacky. Translation: My bad was really mad! As in Mad Skills or Mad Props.
My Glad Bad
A mistake bringing joy. Your blunder brightened someone’s day. Say you brought home the wrong brand of canned veggies to your sweetie. After dinner, they’re so thrilled at how much better this brand is over the one they swear by. Instead of whining, they whip up a special desert to celebrate. You still have to wash the dishes, but don’t have to sleep on the couch. You’re glad your bad was had so glad!
My Lad Bad or Me Lad Bad
A bad kid. They define Bad Seed. They could have starred in Problem Child and Dennis The Menace simultaneously. To make it more European use Me Lad Bad. For a gender switch, simply plug in Lass for Lad and a bratty girl will be properly categorized.
My Plaid Bad
Fashion disaster? Simply mug woefully at your co-workers and say My Plaid Bad! Who wears plaid but lumberjacks and truck drivers, so the reference defines fashion faux pas. Does your Dad dress really badly? My Dad Plaid Bad! And if you’re a lumberjack or truck driver – forget this!
My Grad Bad
Use this when a young student in your life graduates, but is naughty on graduation night. It also works if you keep screwing up more and more. You’ve graduated to bigger bads.
My Rad Bad
Your mistake is so amazingly cool, so outrageous, it’s radical, dude! Use this for screw-ups to make them appear constructive or even indispensable. George W. Bush has this one framed in the Oval Office.
My Pad Bad
Invite a new date over and you’re ashamed of interior design? My PadBad! You explain Martha Stewart never took you up on your invitation for the ultimate challenge to bring class to your place, will score some points with that new honey.
My Tad Bad
A tiny mistake. It’s just A Tad Bad. Have a friend named Tad? Use it around him as well and make him groan aloud as you snicker endlessly!
My Fad Bad
Finally the fad of reshaping language can be fun. It can be lasting. It can merely be a fad. A bad fad? That’s for future generations to decide!