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    #1

    "rock-paper-scissors"/"scissors-paper-stone"/"scissors-stone-paper"

    I know that "rock-paper-scissors" is the most common expression, while "scissors-paper-stone" is less common but still acceptable. But I wonder whether you say "scissors-stone-paper" or not. Thanks!

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    Re: "rock-paper-scissors"/"scissors-paper-stone"/"scissors-stone-paper"

    I only use 'rock-paper-scissors'.
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    Re: "rock-paper-scissors"/"scissors-paper-stone"/"scissors-stone-paper"

    People would probably know what you mean, but the vast majority use the first so I'd stick with that.

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    #4

    Re: "rock-paper-scissors"/"scissors-paper-stone"/"scissors-stone-paper"

    I've never heard anything other than "rock paper scissors."

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