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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.

Rockpaperscissors - Wikipedia


Rock-paper-scissors or Scissor-Paper-Rock, is a zero-sum hand game usually played between ... Other names for the game in the English-speaking world include roshambo and other orderings of the three...

Why Do People Call Rock-Paper-Scissors "Roshambo?" | Mental ...


May 18, 2016 ... The earliest known use of "roshambo" as a synonym for the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors is found in a 1936 book called The Handbook for ...

Rock Paper Scissors | Teachinghistory.org


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.

Roshambo « The Word Detective


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 ...

The Straight Dope: What's the origin of "Rock, Paper, Scissors"?


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 ...

Urban Dictionary: roshambo


roshambo. a game; to kick each other in the balls over an object, last one standing wins. Hey Pip, i'll ... ro-sham-bo. (Chinese/Japanese/?) name for Rock- Paper-Scissors .... This is a way of choosing, and it's called Rochambeau. "How about ...

Urban Dictionary: rochambeau


"Dude, I'll rochambeau you for those tickets to the NSYNC concert!" .... Its like rock paper scissors... but Ro Cham Beau are all quick words to say and more ...

Who Invented Rock-Paper-Scissors? - PonderWeasel.com


Like many children's games, Rock-Paper-Scissors has evolved into a much more serious ... Regardless of the option chosen to play, it is called a throw. ... creating the alternative name for Rock-Paper-Scissors as Roshambo or Rochambeau.

roshambo - Wiktionary


(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.