[Lingtyp] Non-compositional words for “rock-paper-scissors"
hartmut at ruc.dk
Wed May 4 11:16:20 UTC 2022
There a lot of variants in German (like Stein, Schere, Papier; Schere, Stein, Papier; Schnick, Schnack [!], Schnuck; Fli, Fla, Flu; Pi, Pa, Po; Ching, Chang, Chong; Klick, Klack, Kluck; Stein schleift Schere ‘stone sharpens scissors’; Schnibbeln; Knobeln; Schniekern). Note that these are mostly nonsense words (NB Schnack, not Schanck), except of course Stein, Schere, and Papier. Many of them I have never heard, they may be regional. Knobeln is actually a verb and denotes a broader activity: deciding an issue (like who is to pay a bill in a pub) by a random or semi-random procedure such as throwing a coin. (https://www.wikiwand.com/de/Schere,_Stein,_Papier) Note that at least in the version I know is not ‘paper covers stone’ but ‘paper wraps stone’. Hartmut
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Emne: [Lingtyp] Non-compositional words for “rock-paper-scissors"
I’m making a list of non-compositional words for the rock-paper-scissors game or similar games.
In other words, I’m looking for words for “rock-paper-scissors” that do not consist of words for “rock”, “paper”, and “scissors”, or any other meanings, such as German Schnick Schanck Schnuck, Thai bpao ying choop, etc.
I would much appreciate it if you could share with me any words for this game or its kind that do not consist of meaningful words.
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