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เป่ายิ้งฉุบ: Rock, Paper, Scissors?

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Is Pao ying choob (เป่ายิ้งฉุบ) the same as the game Rock, Paper Scissors that is played around the world? 

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เป่ายิ้งฉุบ: Rock, Paper, Scissors?

These children were photographed early one morning near the side of road in Chachoengsao province. They were having fun playing the game Pao ying choob (เป่ายิ้งฉุบ).

Is that the same as the game Rock, Paper Scissors that is played around the world?

In this game, players can make three different shapes with their hand: a rock (a fist), a scissors or a piece of paper. They usually count aloud to four, or speak the name of the game ("Rock Paper Scissors!") before making the shape.

The "rock" beats scissors, the "scissors" beat paper and the "paper" beats rock; if both players throw the same shape, the game is tied.

Photo from Wikipedia.


Do you want have some fun? You can play this game against a computer here:http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/science/rock-paper-scissors.html

What happens to the losers in Pao ying choob? I hope it is not what happened in this game played by children in Latin America:

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Vocabulary:

aloud: in a voice that other people can hear - อย่างดัง, อย่างได้ยินชัด

fist: your hand when your fingers are closed tightly - กำปั้น, หมัด

scissors: a tool for cutting paper or cloth, that has two sharp blades with handles, joined together in the middle - กรรไกร

tied: having the same score - ได้แต้มหรือคะแนนเท่ากัน, เสมอกัน

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