Rock, Paper, Scissors, Computational Linguist,
Nasal-Ingressive Voiceless Velar Trill, Chomsky
A Not-Quite-New Game for Every Linguist
by Phlange Kadigan
Linguistic Gamesman Extraordinaire
With the introduction in 2009 of my novel and exciting variant of Rochambeau, “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Computational Linguist, Nasal-Ingressive Voiceless Velar Trill, Chomsky,” I expected the game to spread like wildfire and lead to a new era of “Rochambeau 2.0” throughout Linguistics Land. Alas and alack, that has not been the case to date.
I am not without hope, however. Having recently completed a very expensive series of Master Class Seminars on “Contagion-Based Marketing”, “Thesaural Term Forging”, “Autoreferential Aplomb”, “Oral Locution Promulgation”, and “Ocular, Acoustic, and Proprioceptive Erudition Modes”, I am utterly convinced that I am overly qualified to diagnose, treat, and prevent exactly this kind of problem, lack of FDA approval notwithstanding. Clearly, what is called for is a simple and pleasant diagram, illustrating the non-transitivity and non-Chomskyan moral superiority of the game.
Such a diagram is presented for your amusement and edification below.