With its casual phrasing, we would have guessed that it had its roots in the Deep South (U.S., that is). But we found two different web sites that claimed the saying originated in Dublin, Ireland in 1984.
|This guy dragged in something yummy! (photo: Creative Commons)|
They say a 6 year old boy made the comment after a fellow classmate walked in late to school. His teacher and fellow students thought it was so funny that the saying caught on. Or so they claim.
But 1984 seems awfully recent for a saying that feels like it's been around forever.
We have our suspicions. What do you think?