"The Buck Stops Here" (ca. 1930)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Apr 23 14:43:22 UTC 2005

>Although, Jon Lighter points out in HDAS that Twain was NOT using it in a
>poker story at the time(1872).

That's right. It was (I think) clearly a poker metaphor though. Not exactly
the same as the modern usage however.

-- Doug Wilson

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