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Rock-paper-scissors

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Rock-paper-scissors is a zero-sum hand game usually played between two people, in which ... Other names for the game in the English-speaking world include roshambo and other orderings ... In the boo...

Rock Paper Scissors | Teachinghistory.org

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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.

Why is Rock Paper Scissors also called Roshambo? - Carly Googles

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Search: roshambo. Why: Somebody said it on the teevee last night. I can't be sure who. Answer: It's named after Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de ...

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

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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 - Wiktionary

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(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.

Urban Dictionary: rochambeau

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

rock paper scissors | WordReference Forums

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Aug 1, 2007 ... Various sources say another name for a game called "rocks paper scissors" is " rochambeau" or "roshambo" and it is phonetic French for "rocks ...

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

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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.

separated by a common language: rock, paper, scissors and ...

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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 ...

rochambeau: meaning, definition, origin - WordSense.eu

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WordSense.eu Dictionary: rochambeau - meaning ✓ definition ✓ origin. ... words, roe sham boe) the syllables called out by players of Rock Paper Scissors to ...

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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.
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Roshambo « The Word Detective

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Urban Dictionary: roshambo

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1) to kick or punch to the danglers, usu. proceeded by "swollen grapefruits." 2) phonetic French for "rock-paper-scissors." (The 3 friends roshamboed for the bill  ...