Well, to decide whose go it is…
let’s use a tried and trusted method:
‘Rock-Hopper Penguin, Paper Tiger, Sciissortail Rasbora’.
How is it done?
Well … both parties have to shake their clenched fist up and down three times, finally opening their hand in the shape of a Rockhopper Penguin, Paper Tiger, or Scissortail Rasbora.
And, as everyone knows, a Rockhopper Penguin beats a Scissortail Rasbora, but is beaten by a Paper Tiger; and a Paper Tiger is beaten by a Scissortail Rasbora.
Who ever wins … is the winner.
Henry Helium and Hugh Hydrogen play Rock Paper Scissors
(In mid conversation)
Henry Helium: Mr. Tregonnic? I can’t speak highly enough about him.
Hugh Hydrogen: That’s as may be, Henry, I still think that we should use pistols at dawn.
Henry: Very Eighteenth Century, Hugh, and messy – nowadays we must use ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ to decide important issues.
They shake their clenched fists up and down, and Henry plumps for Rock; Hugh chooses Scissors.
Henry: Right! Now you have to ask Mr. Tregonnic if you can take 3C for Combined Latin and Greek – they are the worst rabble ever.
Hugh: Tribus Optimus?