The origin of the name Rochambeau for Rock Paper Scissors is unknown.
There is speculation that it has to do with a French General, Comte de Rochambeau, or that it is a cognate for the Japanese word, Jan-ken-pon.
Other names for the game in the English-speaking world include roshambo and
other orderings of the three items, sometimes with "rock" being called "stone".
First, a confession: Although I began playing rock-paper-scissors when I was a
child, I had never heard it called "Rochambeau" until you sent in your question.
Jun 14, 2012 ... I had honestly never heard it called that. Then again, rock-paper-scissors is one
of those games I'm not very good at. I tend to get stuck on ...
Jul 10, 2001 ... "Rock, Paper, Scissors," also known as roshambo (I'll get to the ... so instead of
coming to the Straight Dope, she called local radio station CBC ...
roshambo. a game; to kick each other in the balls over an object, last one
standing wins. Hey Pip, i'll ... 2) phonetic French for "rock-paper-scissors." (The 3
(games) the game of rock paper scissors; (as three words, ro sham bo) the
syllables called out by players of rock paper scissors to synchronize their timing.
Jan 9, 2012 ... But the thing is that nobody really knows why "Rock Paper Scissors" is
associated with him. Oh well. Maybe it's just that his name has 3 ...
Sep 14, 2006 ... Most Americans call it Rock, Paper, Scissors, but some call it Rock, Scissors,
Paper. (We also discovered that it's also called Roshambo or ...
Nov 23, 2014 ... Like many children's games, Rock-Paper-Scissors has evolved into a much more
... Regardless of the option chosen to play, it is called a throw. ... the alternative
name for Rock-Paper-Scissors as Roshambo or Rochambeau.