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    Rock paper scissors

    Hi, my friend is telling me that "rock wins from scissors" and ect is correct, but i keep telling him its "rock beats scissorcs" ect, which one is correct?

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    Re: Rock paper scissors

    Quote Originally Posted by [FAF]dutchnian View Post
    Hi, My friend is telling me that "rock wins from scissors" and ect etc is correct, but I keep telling him it's "rock beats scissors" etc. Which one is correct?
    Please take careful note of my corrections.

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    Re: Rock paper scissors

    Rock beats scissors. Rock doesn't win anything from scissors; it just wins.

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    Re: Rock paper scissors

    You'll sometimes hear variations such as 'rock crushes scissors' or 'rock dulls scissors'. (Ignoring that a whetstone is a rock and it actually sharpens them).

    Similarly 'paper covers rock' and 'scissors cuts paper'.
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