# A mathematical rebus. Find the hidden phrase!

What does the following represent?

$\ \ \ |ly| \ \neq$

• I must quibble with the accepted answer. I would've said the rebus represented "Absolutely not equal". If the intended answer was "Absolutely not", it should have been ended with a "$\neg$" or a "$\sim$". Apr 4 '16 at 0:55
• I'd used a similar Rebus with !|ly| since ! denotes complement or Not A. Apr 4 '16 at 9:45

The phrase would be

Absolutely not

• I must quibble with this accepted answer. I would've said the rebus represented "Absolutely not equal". If the intended answer was "Absolutely not", it should have been ended with a "$\neg$" or a "$\sim$". Apr 4 '16 at 0:55
• @Deepak FWIW I agree with you. I thought it might actually be "(answer) nothing" but that seemed a bit too specific.
– Will
Apr 4 '16 at 1:58

I would say the answer should be "Absolutely not equal".

For "Absolutely not", I would've constructed this rebus:

$\ \ \ |ly| \ \neg$ or $\ \ \ |ly| \ \sim$

• I |ly| concur. ≠ ≠ ¬ Apr 4 '16 at 2:12
• This answer is better than the other one by Will. Apr 4 '16 at 9:31

As an alternative to Will's answer,

if the RHS isn't nothing (but what it is isn't specified) and the LHS is absolute-ly,

then surely,

it can be absolutely anything!