1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar TongueRegency Word Wednesday July 31, 2013May 7, 2013 Cora Lee Rebus “A riddle or pun on a man’s name, expressed in sculpture or painting, thus: a bolt or arrow, and a tun, for Bolton; death’s head, and a ton, for Morton.” Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestMoreRedditTumblrEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Ooooh!! I really enjoy Regency Word Wednesday! I am going to try really hard today to use this word. 🙂
They use this one in heraldry, too, which is where I picked it up–the pictures on the arms of a man are a pun on his name (sometimes called canting arms). Have fun trying to use it…and let me know if you do!