17. Rebuses, Beheadments, & Curtailments

Posted: 2013 年 12 月 28 日 in Logology
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A rebus is a puzzle in which words are represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters. For example, apex might be represented by a picture of an ape followed by a letter X.

  1. Gegs = scrambled eggs

  2. FECpoxTION = smallpox infection

  3. ecnalg = glance backward

  4. IKD = mixed-up kid

  5. iii/ooo = circles under the eyes

Exercise: Please answer the following rebuses.

  1. drnkis = _____

  2. esroh = _____

  3. you just me = _____

  4. T

             O

             U = _____

             C

             H

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If a word can lose its first letter and become another word, it is a beheadment. The largest common beheadable words may be emotionlessness (motionlessness), gastronomically (astronomically), and treasonableness (reasonableness).

  1. bone → one

  2. cash → ash

  3. glove → love

  4. fowl → owl

  5. lawful → awful

Exercise: Please write down the beheaded words and explain their meanings.

  1. climb → _____

  2. pirate → _____

  3. trim → _____

  4. whose → _____

  5. women → _____

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In contrast to beheadments, curtailments refer to words which lose their last letters and still survive. For example, brass can become bras.

  1. apex → ape

  2. beard → bear

  3. earl → ear

  4. suite- → suit

  5. vial → via

Exercise: Please write down the curtailed words and explain their meanings.

  1. area → _____

  2. board → _____

  3. discuss → _____

  4. honey → _____

  5. quartz → _____

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