# A little text rebus

#### Otis

##### Senior Member
~ $$\displaystyle \;$$ (1)

Is that a tilde?

Yup.

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Ma-tilda

#### Otis

##### Senior Member
If 'Ma' somehow meant small or little, then I'd say, "That works, but not my answer". Is Ma your little woman?

Try again!

#### Otis

##### Senior Member
Hint: "tilde" is not in the answer.

#### Otis

##### Senior Member
Hint: It's a rebus-type puzzle, so think about objects that a tilde kinda looks like. Say it outloud, along with some indication that it's a tiny version … answer is written as one word.

#### Denis

##### Senior Member
A bit like ". -" = pointless ?

#### Otis

##### Senior Member
A bit like ". -" = pointless ?
Yes, a bit. The period definitely looks like a point.

Did we decide on the convention that hyphens in a text rebus denote specific letters? (Hmm, maybe that only applies to hyphens adjacent to known letters.)
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#### Denis

##### Senior Member
Did we decide on the convention that hyphens in a text rebus denote specific letters? (Hmm, maybe that only applies to hyphens adjacent to known letters.)
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Don't remember...
Btw, according to Wikipedia:
~ = similar to
= approximately

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#### Otis

##### Senior Member
Hey, if that 'approximately equal to' sign replaced the picture in my op, then da answer would just change to plural. (Wish I'd done that, instead, heh.)
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wave?

#### Otis

##### Senior Member
Romsek is 4/9ths of the way there.

#### Harry_the_cat

##### Senior Member
Ok so how do we do the "spoiler" alert?