19 April 2008

Solving Rebus Puzzles Makes Mee Hungry

A rebus puzzle essentially consists of little pictures, often made with letters and words, which cryptically represent a word, phrase, or saying. It has nothing to do with mee rebus, a favourite local hawker fare.

Many years ago, a colleague would make us solve rebus puzzles without fail during Christmas celebration each year in the office. Maybe she thought that we had not been thinking hard enough at work so she took great delight in giving our brains a good workout even during a time of good cheer. You guessed it right - solving such puzzles didn't give me a lot of good cheer. Perhaps it did help work up my appetite a little as I was always thinking of the mee rebus they had prepared for the Christmas makan.

So to whet your appetite for the weekend meals that you will be having, below are some rebus puzzles for you to wreck your brains over. The answers will be given in the comments here on Wednesday. Alright, a little clue to help you get that perfect score - puzzle no. 7 is something I thought out myself and is topical. The rest of the puzzles are quite easy and you should have no problem solving them. Have fun!


etel said...

i only managed to solve a few..

2. Forgive and Forget.
4. Crossroads.
6. Glance back?

7. Increasing price of rice HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

tigerfish said...

Sounds like the Catchphrase game show I used to like :)


Lam Chun See said...

1. one cut above the rest
3. tongue in cheek

Lam Chun See said...

5. operation. I kept thinking over----

Lam Chun See said...
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Lam Chun See said...

Your mee rebus looks more like laksa. So fiery red!

etel said...

wow i like the operation part, uncle lam, u very power!! i also tot is over something... so.. operation ---- pain. nice one! hahahaa

Victor said...

Etel - Not bad. 4 out of 7. Just passed.

Tigerfish - Why so shy, no try? Okay, you have a right to remain silent. :p

Chun See - One cut above the rest? What? You think butcher sell meat ah? Haha. Only 2-1/2 out of 7 correct. Failed miserably. :p Alright, you've got the benefit of the doubt - you probably knew the rest.

Here is the cheat sheet:

1. A cut above the rest

2. Forgive and forget

3. Tongue in cheek

4. Crossroads

5. Painless operation

6. Glance backwards

7. Rising price of rice

etel said...

serious!? rising price of rice hahahah thats a creative one GD!

Anonymous said...

hahahaha very gud :D
now decode this one ..|.

Anonymous said...

got them all but thats only bcuz i've seen them all. Well, I didn't get the cut one.

sung yie said...

why painless operation??

Victor said...

Sung Yie,

Did you notice that the letters "P, A, I, N" are missing from the word "OPERATION"? Hence, painless operation.

Anonymous said...

number 1 is upper cut

SpeechlessBUSH said...
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Anonymous said...

For the forgive and forget - I had
Give as much as you get - still works, methinks..