Do you know what a rebus is? You might not know it by name but I’m certain you’ve come across them before. According to wikipedia, “A rebus is an allusional device that uses pictures to represent words or parts of words” and even full phrases. The use of rebus dates back to the middle ages, when it was used to as a useful visual medium to denote sir names.  Here’s a historical example from about 1865 C.E.:

This particular rebus’ meaning is as follows: “May I see you home my deer?”

These puzzles can be strikingly obvious or mind-boggelingly difficult. Below is a collection of popular rebus puzzles from across the web (in order of difficulty).Can you solve all of them? After you’ve looked through them all scroll below to see the answers! Good luck!


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Answers: Top Secret/split personality/ cross-breed/ all over again/ one in a million/ scatter brain/ nothing good on TV/ no one understands/highjacking/ Oh say can you see/I ate some pie (and it was delicious)/ Stand up and be counted.