Wordplay

The Rebus

The word 'Rebus' comes from the Latin res, a thing. A rebus is a puzzle using pictures,numbers,and letters of the alphabet to make phrases and sentences.

There have been many different kinds of rebus.

One example: Robert Langton received his education at Queen's College, Oxford.

Later in life he gave new windows to the College, and placed in each window the letters TON,drawn out to a great width- i.e. LANG or LONG ton.


Here are some for you to try.

I will explain the first, then you are on your own!


arrest       
You're       =     You're under arrest



Can you do these?


Timing Tim ing


FEC pox TION


one

the eight


THE WEATHER

I'M A bit


Paid         And
He's         Worked



achiev

ing


Symphon



one   the other

one   the other            

one   the other

one   the other

one   the other

one   the other



And an easy one: two arose thorns



Enjoy!


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