What's the origin of the for the name of the game "Ro Sham Bo" ?

Otherwise known as rock, paper, scissors. I did a quick search and only came up with an alternate version of the game where the contestants kick each other in the nut’s until all but one cries uncle. I guess only guys played :stuck_out_tongue:
I was thinking possibly ro=rock, etc. in some vernacular. Anyone know the real deal?

Don’t know why the game got the name, but the real name is spelled “Rochambeau,” and is named after a French General who lived around the Revolutionary War time.

Hmm. It seems that the origins of the name have stumped our very own SD staff.