Flowing unceasingly;
Eaters of dung;
A sort of affection;
Almost a quarter past one;
Take a bow for this.

Found with vegetables;
On the front of trousers;
Done on Facebook;
One and only one;
Made up half of ones.

What funny saying is expressed by the above?


1 Answer 1


The saying is:

Time flies like an arrow; Fruit flies like a banana.

Which, from the title, is an example of:

A garden path sentence — "a grammatically correct sentence that starts in such a way that a reader's most likely interpretation will be incorrect". On top of that, the title is doubly thematic since the saying is about time flying ("hurry up") and flies/bananas ("the garden path").


Flowing unceasingly; => Time (philosophically)
Eaters of dung; => flies (of the insect variety)
A sort of affection; => like (to be fond of someone)
Almost a quarter past one; => an (1:14 is almost 1:15, which via A1-Z26 gives AN)
Take a bow for this. => arrow (as in bow and arrow)
Found with vegetables; => Fruit (as in fruit and veg)
On the front of trousers; => flies (of the zipper variety)
Done on Facebook; => like (👍)
One and only one; => a (singular article)
Made up half of ones. => banana (half "a"s)

  • $\begingroup$ And of course it is a ROT13(tneqra cngu fragrapr). $\endgroup$
    – noedne
    Apr 29, 2018 at 22:50
  • $\begingroup$ You got it! Nice and quick :-) For line 4, think of what makes up the word. $\endgroup$ Apr 29, 2018 at 22:50
  • $\begingroup$ a single n lol :P $\endgroup$
    – NL628
    Apr 29, 2018 at 22:54
  • $\begingroup$ For the title: "hurry" refers to the first part of the saying. For line 4: your explanation also works surprisingly well, but the intention was that 1:14 is almost a quarter past one. (Too much of a stretch?) $\endgroup$ Apr 29, 2018 at 23:19
  • $\begingroup$ @rand - Perhaps a little, but given it's such a minor part, I'll let it slide. :P (updated) $\endgroup$
    – Alconja
    Apr 30, 2018 at 0:16

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