In grade school
, whenever two people would say something at the same time, the first person of the two to call Jinx won
. The loser would then not be able to talk for either the rest of the day or until someone
said his/her name three times. There were many variations
to this game:
If both people call jinx at the same time, the winner is the first to call double jinx. If both call double jinx at the same time, they must proceed to call
Triple jinx is also called in the rare case of three or more people saying the same thing at the same time.
Normally, if Jinx proceeds to triple jinx, the game is over and nobody loses their right to speak. However, in extreme cases "Padlock" can be called. Padlock takes one's linguistic capability until the afflicted's name is spoken ten times by ten different people.