From Angry Asian Man, another suspect educational product. This one claims that kids playing “Rock Paper Scissors” in Beijing would say “Ching! Chang! Pok!” Allegedly in Japan they shout “Ishi! Hasami! Kami!” [rock scissors paper].
I’ve heard “Shitou jianzi bu!” in Mandarin and “Jan ken po!” and “Gu choki pa!” in Japanese. Asked a couple of Chinese American kids who said they’ve heard “Shitou jianzi bu!” but they say “Rock paper scissors shu!” (maybe “shoot”?). Interestingly, “bu” means “cloth.”
Of course there are probably two hundred plus Chinese languages. But I still kinda doubt this one.
How do you play “Rock Paper Scissors”? And what do you say?