# Rebus Puzzle - House Burning

My first rebus! This rebus is kind of difficult and is based on a weird property of English.

HOUSE
B
U
R
N
I
N
G
while
G
N
I
N
R
U
B

• +1 I'm not sure why this puzzle got some downvotes. It looks like a good rebus to me, and the answer makes sense. – Kevin Feb 20 '15 at 20:24

It seems to be

"The house was burning up while it was burning down"

where "burning up" and "burning down" both mean to be destroyed by heat/fire

• Nice, this was based on this weird thing my friend told me. – QuyNguyen2013 Feb 20 '15 at 17:15