Talk:Rock Paper Scissors

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Should this be at Rock, Paper, Scissors? --Ptcamn 14:02, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

or lowercase? - -sche (discuss) 19:47, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

I've moved this (and Paper Scissors Stone, and Scissors Paper Stone) - it's no more a proper noun than football, chess or roshambo. Keith the Koala (talk) 12:36, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

RFM discussion: May 2013[edit]

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Rock Paper Scissors

Tagged but not listed. Also Scissors Paper Stone, Paper Scissors Stone. Should not have any capital letters, perhaps this is uncontroversial enough to just move them. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:20, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

S.  Michael Z. 2013-05-18 18:42 z
Are we supposed to know what that means? —Angr 20:32, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
My best guess is 'support', but it is a guess. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:43, 18 May 2013 (UTC)


RFM discussion: November 2010[edit]

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Rock Paper Scissors

Why is this, and its synonyms, in title case? Surely it's all lowercase. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:25, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

  • See google books:"played rock paper scissors". It seems to be capitalized in about half of edited works. —RuakhTALK 20:43, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
    • Capital and lowercase versions exist for certain noncommerical games that have names. See, e.g., hits for war in both cases. Otoh Simon says, while attestable with lowercase says, seems to be much more common with it capitalized (perhaps influenced by Simon?). Tag, cribbage, polo, and croquet seem to be strictly, or almost strictly, lowercase in modern times. I wonder what the dividing line is between those that are found almost always lowercase and those found also capitalized. (My estimates above are based strictly on BGC.)​—msh210 (talk) 21:07, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
      • If it's capitalized about 50% of the time, we should have both forms. So this shouldn't be moved. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:42, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Convert one of these to a form-of entry. DRY. Having two lemma entries for a single term is counterproductive. Michael Z. 2012-01-27 16:06 z