Book:Chris Brown. This extension to the expression was American Worldwidewords references the dictionary of American Regional English as the source of a number of such USA regional variations ; the 'off ox' and other extensions such as Adam's brother or Adam's foot, are simply designed to exaggerate the distance of the acquaintance.
It's simply a shortening of 'The bad thing that happened was my fault, sorry'.
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Whatever, the idea of 'bringing home' implicity suggests household support, and the metaphor of bacon as staple sustenance is not only supported by historical fact, but also found in other expressions of olden times. I'm fairly sure I first heard it in the summer, outdoors, in Anchorage, Alaska - which would put it pre-Sept Another school of thought and possible contributory origin is that apparently in Latin there was such a word as 'barba' meaning beard.
Some of the meanings also relate to brass being a very hard and resilient material.
In larger families or when guests visit, the need for larger pots arose. The word black is a natural choice and readily understood for describing anything negative, theatening or illicit, and has been used, in some cases for centuries, to describe all sorts of unapproved, sinister or illegal things - e.
It most certainly appeared prior to the Austin Powers movies since the usage of it in the movie was intended to be a humorous use of the already commonly used expression. What we see here is an example of a mythical origin actually supporting the popularity of the expression it claims to have spawned, because it becomes part of folklore and urban story-telling, so in a way it helps promote the expression, but it certainly isn't the root of it.
I am also informed thanks K Korkodilos that the 'my bad' expression was used in the TV series 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', and that this seems to have increased its popular mainstream usage during the s, moreover people using the expression admitted to watching the show when asked about the possible connection.
Ack J Vaughan.