Talk:Buck passing

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how can this article be included in the category page "Category:English idioms" ? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:30, August 23, 2007 (UTC)

This article looks like a cut-and-paste copy of the text on

If the text was originally written for, copyrights would not allow it to be put on Wikipedia legally.

The Truman Library is run by NARA, a federal agency, and quoth Wikipedia: "Most of the documents in the care of NARA are in the public domain, as works of the federal government are excluded from copyright protection." Jpatokal 16:56, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Agreed -- this article is plagiarized.[edit]

I came here to add the same comment. This is definitely a direct plagiarism of the Truman library site. Someone should work on reworking it, for sure. AaronL 16:52, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

When an administrator gets the chance, the earlier verion(s) needs to be expunged. Perspicacite 04:28, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

The trueman library page says it comes from a dictionary, so would be copyright. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:15, 19 March 2009 (UTC)


Does this really need a wikipedia page? All it says is that the phrase was popularized by Truman... Not enough to deserve a page...DarkAvenger280 05:23, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

I agree - I came to this page thinking I'd get some explanation for what the phrase means, exactly.--Pittsburghmuggle 11:35, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Was that so hard? 00:50, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Since they are both stubs and are closely related, The buck stops here could easily be merged into Buck Passing. Thoughts? munboy 02:15, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Support. GregorB (talk) 20:06, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
Support. (talk) 02:29, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Support. Merpin (talk) 06:22, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
Support. Bigturtle (talk) 21:55, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Support. Quietly (talk) 21:10, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
Merge, non-notable.Garret Beaumain (talk) 23:01, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Oppose. Netrat (talk) 19:53, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
Oppose. Conrad T. Pino (talk) 22:25, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
Support.Ashwinr (talk) 17:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

guys. The buck stops here on Truman's desk was for texas hold 'em. NOT buck passing. so, its two different subjects. so. definetely a :Oppose.

Where is the original sign?[edit]

If the original "the buck stops here" sign was still on the desk in the oval office during the Carter administration, then when was it taken out and where is it now? Is it in the Truman library?Keraunos (talk) 03:47, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

The Truman library website says that the sign has been there "since 1957." That might seem a contradiction, but this article from Rolling Stone says that Carter located the sign "in storage" and put it on his desk for the speech. I suppose that might really mean he borrowed it from the Truman Library. Mahousu (talk) 16:06, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Is passing the buck really a political strategy?[edit]

While "passing the buck" is a commonly used phrase of speech, I doubt that it commonly refers to a political strategy of "let the other guy do the dirty deed". I also find it highly speculative whether this was the motivation behind the Munich Agreement, quoth the Wikipedia article: Today, it is widely regarded as a failed act of appeasement toward Germany.. Maikel (talk) 08:27, 26 July 2015 (UTC)