Travis in Austin, Texas, has a dispute with friends: is the popular sorting game called paper, scissors, rock, as he believes? Or is it rock, paper, scissors? In the United States, the latter is the more common variant, although people have historical named the game in every possible word order. The game itself appears to go back to counting games in Asia such as Japanese jan ken pon. This is part of a complete episode.
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