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origin of game/saying "rock paper scissors"

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2001 12:46 pm
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After I wrote this poem, it occured to me that this game may have its roots in the pre-Christian and Christian mythic themes of Resurrection. Any formal analyses out there to which I can be referred for review and research?
Carey Vigor-Zierk
Submitted by Carey Vigor (Saint Clair Shores - U.S.A.)

origin of game/saying "rock paper scissors"

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2001 1:01 pm
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Carey, See http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mrockpaper.html.
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Ken G – April 11, 2004

Reply from Ken Greenwald (Fort Collins, CO - U.S.A.)

origin of game/saying "rock paper scissors"

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2001 1:15 pm
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It's Japanese. Trust me.
Reply from Zachary Walls (Dixon - U.S.A.)

origin of game/saying "rock paper scissors"

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2001 1:29 pm
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Wait, never mind, I'm drunk.
Reply from Zachary Walls (Dixon - U.S.A.)

origin of game/saying "rock paper scissors"

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2001 1:44 pm
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.. in the Scouts in Aus we used to play a version with Man-Gun-Bear .. Man owns Gun .. Gun shoots Bear .. Bear mauls Man .. wonder what other versions exist ..
WoZ of Australia. 23/04/04
Reply from Wizard of Oz (Newcastle - Australia)

origin of game/saying "rock paper scissors"

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2001 1:58 pm
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now how exactly did you manage the hand signals for that one?
Reply from Keara Grady (Troy - U.S.A.)

origin of game/saying "rock paper scissors"

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2001 2:13 pm
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.. Keara .. the man stood with arms crossed across his chest .. the gun was shown by adopting the stance of firing a gun .. and the bear was shown by adopting a stance with arms spread forward as though you were about to grab the other person in a bearhug ..
WoZ of Aus. 16/05/04
Reply from Wizard of Oz (Newcastle - Australia)