Where does "for those of you following along at home" come from?
April 28, 2006 10:14 AM Subscribe
What's the origin of the phrase "For those of you [playing/following/scoring] along at home?"
posted by AgentRocket to writing & language (23 answers total)
I just used this expression and am curious where it comes from. My best guesses are old school television/radio game shows, or maybe radio baseball. (Though I have no evidence, I particularly like the baseball idea because it gives me a warm, fuzzy picture of a prototypical 1940s kid listening along to the game and keeping a box score).
Google gives 42,600 results for "playing along at home," 27,300 for "following along at home," and 199 for "scoring along at home," so perhaps my theory is bunk.
Can anyone provide me with the answer?