login | sign up
poopages

home
  Lumps  
  Vote  
  Vegetables  
  Oblongs  
  Today's Topic  
  Daily Drivel  
  Caption Competition  
  The Cull  
  Who's Who  
  Poochoonz  

the shed
  ShedLight  
  Thesaurus  
  Lucky Days  
  Phrases & Their Origins  
  Problems Pages  
  Mike's Spot  
  Business Pages  
  Events  
  Celebrity Stiffs  

about us
  Welcome  
  Features  
  Guide  
  FAQ  
  Links  

Join pooclub "The prime forum for pointless bickering."
Subscribe to our mailing list. Guaranteed no spam!

pooclub Your accounts: Forum | Poopages | Wiki
Phrases And Their Origins

The Buck Stops Here

Also "Passing The Buck".

In the 1940's U.S. President Harry Truman made a name for himself with his famous motto "The Buck Stops Here" which he had displayed on his desk in one of those Toblerone-shaped name displaying type thingies.

So, tired was he of everyone in his administration "passing the buck" that he decided that it was going to stop at his desk where he could personally deal with it, ignore it or file it under "pending". So passionately did he believe in this principle that he was prepared to settle the "Oo, shall we or shan't we drop the bomb on the Japs?" dilemma with one summary and scarcely thought-out decision.

But what is this buck thing? Is it a dollar? Or a rabbit? And if it is, why do we say "the buck stops here"?

Winner gets a dollar. Or a rabbit. Or a buck, whatever that turns out to be.

Mike:

loser

Buggered if I know this one.


Phrases And Their Origins


Report us - see if we care
Stumbleupon Delicious Reddit Digg
Facebook Twatter Bollocks WorldFace
Friday
20
October
2017



Copyright © 2000-2017 Pooclub Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Luxury Private Holiday Villas in Bodrum, Turkey   Cheap Holiday Villas To Rent