Here's a rebus that involves no math skill, and is designed to be simple.

What movie title is represented below?

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  • $\begingroup$ Might be simple for you... I had no idea. Where I come from, that cut of meat is a chop and the wee red fella is a devil. I had no idea what the Chinese glyphs were. $\endgroup$ Jun 30, 2015 at 23:26
  • $\begingroup$ @GreenstoneWalker Thanks for the feedback. So, are you saying that it was challenging but fun, or simply too hard, or neither? Also, are you sure chop isn't something different? $\endgroup$
    – JLee
    Jul 1, 2015 at 1:10
  • $\begingroup$ @GreenstoneWalker note: simple is not the same thing as easy $\endgroup$
    – JLee
    Jul 1, 2015 at 17:33

1 Answer 1


I think the movie is

The Shawshank Redemption

The first line is

The Because all the articles, with "the" missing

The second line is

Shaw Because S plus( not pitch, not roll but yaw) = Syaw which sounds like shaw

The Third line is

Shank Redemption Because Shank of meat+red+imp+the chinese character "Shun" = shankredimpshun which sounds like Shank Redemption

  • $\begingroup$ Ah, very clever! $\endgroup$ Jun 30, 2015 at 20:41
  • $\begingroup$ @JLee Of course, it seems obvious now $\endgroup$
    – Bishop
    Jun 30, 2015 at 20:48
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    $\begingroup$ Wow, even with this explanation, I find it hard! I had to look up the words yaw, shank and shun, and blindly accept the fact that syaw sounds like shaw to understand it. $\endgroup$ Jul 1, 2015 at 7:28
  • $\begingroup$ @physicalattraction simple is not the same thing as easy $\endgroup$
    – JLee
    Jul 1, 2015 at 17:34

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