A rebus is a code or reference where pictures, letters, or symbols represent certain words or phrases. During the Middle Ages, many families used rebuses to symbolize their family names or crest. In the modern age, rebuses are typically used as challenging riddles or puzzles. Rebuses are, in a sense, the root of many written languages. Many ancient language systems were created through the use of rebuses, with pictures representing words or associated sounds. Egyptian hieroglyphs are an example of a language that has many rebuses. Languages such as Chinese, which use characters , may have been created originally using rebuses.
Examples of Riddles
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I lived in an unhealthy family for more than 40 years, but I didn't make the choice to "break up" with my parents overnight. For most people, it's unimaginable for a grown man or woman to choose to stop all contact with their parents. The people who provided food, clothes, and shelter, attended dance recitals, volunteered at school, or cheered from the bleachers during every Friday night's football game don't deserve to be abandoned in their old age just because they made some parenting mistakes, right? According to Monica Ross, LPC, "If either party feels as though they cannot be respectful, loving, and supportive towards the other, then yes, it's time to move on and find those with whom one can. This is true for family members, friends, coworkers, and really anyone one would surround oneself with. Dysfunction, especially when combined with abuse, does not end once a child reaches adulthood or because the abuser begins to get old. By then, the abusive parent is well-versed in the tactics needed to make their children do what they want, and these behaviors are likely to continue right up until the parents' death, unless someone—usually the abused—makes it stop.
Riddles can be a question with a quick witty answer. They can be just a sentence that makes you have a sudden realization. Whatever your definition, one thing is clear: riddles will riddle us for years to come.
It was a favorite form of heraldic expression used in the Middle Ages to denote surnames. For example, in its basic form, three salmon fish are used to denote the surname " Salmon ". A more sophisticated example was the rebus of Bishop Walter Lyhart d. The composition alludes to the name, profession or personal characteristics of the bearer, and speaks to the beholder Non verbis, sed rebus , which Latin expression signifies "not by words but by things"  res, rei f , a thing, object, matter; rebus being ablative plural. Rebuses are used extensively as a form of heraldic expression as a hint to the name of the bearer; they are not synonymous with canting arms.