Do you ever get the feeling that all those cartoons and stories back in the Northern Hemisphere are true and everything in Australia does in fact run backwards? I. do.
>> You might want to check my post on how I live in a bilingual household.
In Australia, I’m bombarded with things that make me go, “Really?” Two years in and there are still these really moments. Thank you, Oz, for being so freaking backwards.
For some reason on the car ride home today, Pat asked me about Rochambo and how it is played in the USA. Do we say, “Ro-cham-bo,” while throwing our hands out on the “bo”?
I couldn’t answer Pat on that question because the only time I had heard people playing Rochambo was when it was a couple of guys trying to hit the other in the nuts. True story.
So, I told Pat that I normally played Rock, Paper, Scissors and that throwing out the hands depended on the group you were playing with. Some people might throw their hands out on “scissors”, but some might prefer to do an extra “shoot” or “go” where the calls are made.
Rock, paper, scissors, shoot.
And that’s when Pat reminded me that in Australia, they don’t play Rock, Paper, Scissors. No, here it’s called Scissors, Paper, Rock.