Somehow today’s WordPress one-word Daily Prompt didn’t show up on my feed. Therefore, I wrote my own post for the One-word prompt using the word “regrets.” Sadly, no one has even read my homemade prompt post that I made up. So, when I finally found the prompt for the word “paper,” I decided to respond to this one — the “official” one — too.
You’ve played Rock, Paper, Scissors. Who hasn’t? I won’t go into the rules (Google it), but it’s very common among both kids and adults. Some play RPS as a game just to pass the time. Others use it to make decisions, like where to go to dinner, what movie to see, or who gets the house in the divorce.
But did you know that rock, paper, scissors is also called “Rochambeau” in many parts of the world? Seriously. Google it!
That’s what I learned the name of the game to be when I was a kid and first played it. Because that was what my parents called it. But when I asked my friends if they wanted to play Rochambeau, they had no idea what I was talking about. So I adapted and started calling it rock, paper, scissors, like just about everyone else.
And now you know.