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    term of "so bad it's Good"

    Dear teachers


    "She is so bad it's Good"

    I got the meaning of that as "She is not as so good as she looks" Although, I wonder if my own interpretation is correct

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: term of "so bad it's Good"

    God knows!
    Anyone else more in tune with the ethos here:

    Mad Sin - She's So Bad It's Good

    she's a one girl revolution, tatooed on the heart
    a menace to authority, the devils last resort
    smashed the radio and turned life into a blast
    on the fastlane she's runnin' wild

    some girls dig the soft way
    some girls need it nice
    she wants it bad, makes us one of a kind
    convertions seems to be a waste of time
    don't you bother her, fuck off and die

    CHORUS:
    she's so bad that it's good
    boil my blood deviant exterial girl
    (gotta go now, c'mon oh yeah!)
    (2x)

    i can hear the people talkin'
    about the way she looks
    the things that she stands for
    won't make it in your books
    and if her street like charme
    won't pay the bills she wouldn't play the clown
    if looks could kill
    CHORUS: (3x)

    she's so bad that it's good
    boil my blood deviant sexterial girl

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    Re: term of "so bad it's Good"

    She's bad...she's brazen, she drinks, she smokes, she dresses provocatively, she doesn't care what other people think.....and some men find that irresistible. They like those qualities in a female and automatically assume she'll be a wildcat in bed. (That's the "she's good" part.)


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    Re: term of "so bad it's Good"

    So - in Detroit, this is the lingo and these are the sentiments an English teacher such as yourself is working with, familiar with, in your students?
    Oh I've led a sheltered life.
    I'm more atuned to lyrics such as:
    With joy abiding,
    Together gliding
    Through life's variety,
    In sweet society,
    And thus enthroning
    The love I'm owning,
    On this atoning
    I will rely!

    Chorus:
    It were profanity
    For poor humanity
    To treat as vanity
    This sway of Love.
    In no locality
    Or principality
    Is our mortality
    It's sway above!
    Last edited by David L.; 16-Sep-2008 at 22:33.

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    Re: term of "so bad it's Good"

    It's just a matter of colloquial American English...."naughty" girls have been attractive to otherwise "good" boys for generations, as has the lingo regarding same. I'm not saying it's my personal preference, nor do I necessarily "teach" this to students....I'm merely explaining some common English slang to a person who inquired about it.


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    Re: term of "so bad it's Good"

    ...and I was merely contrasting two realities, and commiserating that, as a teacher, you were confronted with (I presume 'confronted' is appropriate) and having to contend with the streetwise values expressed in the lyrics. I saw you in the position as having to accept such values as being 'valid' with little hope as an English teacher of raising their perspective above the street gutter.
    It's one thing to enjoy sinking into the beast, the animal within....and quite another when the primordial ooze is all there is.


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    Thumbs up Thank you very much for your helps

    I am really thankful to you two for your helps. Thanks very much! I’ve understood the real meaning behind this sentence.
    Now if people ask me about a person who reminds me of a “so bad it’s good” guy in U.K, I will say that’s John Lydon!
    Thanks again David and Ouisch!!

    Regards,
    Jun

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