# The Rose Game

A bunch of my Boy Scout friends and I play this with newcomers. You basically have to figure out if something’s a rose or not. Here’s an example:

If a rose is a rose, is it a rose? (Correct answer is no).

Listen, if that’s not a rose, and a rose is a rose, is a rose a rose? Yes it is.

Have fun driving yourselves crazy trying to figure out what makes it a rose. Anything could be an example.

(Is my yoyo a rose? No).

Try it

It ain’t not not not not not is not not not a rose, is it not not not not?

Nope, it’s not a rose.

Think I got it!

Always starts out No and then it changes back and forth.

Ex. If a rose is a rose, and a rose is a rose which is a rose, is a rose a rose rose? Answer:(I think) Yes.

Nope, it’s not a rose.

Seriously, listen closely: If my yoyo is a rose, is my yoyo a rose? (Correct answer is yes).

And I’m not trolling, there is a way to tell.

Lol if you say
if a rose (a bunch of pointless jargon)… is a rose (repeat jargon)? Yes. If you never said anything in the if part then nothing can be assumed. Am I right?

Nope

This game is out of my poor comprehension abilities :-\

It’s extremely simple if you know what to look for. ;D

If you guys figure it out, don’t tell, at least for now.

I quit

So if my yoyo is not not a rose, but it’s not not not a rose, but it’s still a rose, is not not a rose that is not?

It’s not a rose.

Ask a question someone, anyone!

Lol, I know what it is Noah…

because it is not a rose. A rose may be a rose, but it is not a rose.

a rose is a rose because a rose is a rose.

It is always that, that is always a rose, and a rose is always that; however, that is not always it.

1. Is it a rose?
2. Is that a rose?
3. Is a rose it?

I think I know the answers.

Is a rose a rose? Yes

Is a yoyo a rose? No

So far all those answers were wrong, @Philip and Yoyo.

Really guys lol, listen closely: If that kendama is a rose, and this thread is a rose, is my yoyo a rose? (Correct answer is yes).

I’ll tell you guys the trick in a day or 2.

Can you ask a question instead of making us ask ourselves questions?

If a yoyo is a rose, is it a rose? No

If a yoyo is a rose, is a rose a rose? Yes it is

Nope

What about this one: If a yoyo is not a rose, then is it a rose? No