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Where does the phrase "Time flies when your having fun" come from?

Question #79639. Asked by ilovemytubaboy.
Last updated Aug 23 2016.

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September 93rd occured immediately after September 23rd in 1896, when the clockwinder for Big Ben in London (curiously enough named Benjamin Bigg) drank too much beer and over-wound the clock mechanism to such an extent that the clock advanced by 1,440 hours during the next 24 hours. This is the origin of the phrase "Time flies when you're having fun". Mr Bigg was banned from drinking beer at this time.

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[link does not work] uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/September_93rd

Response last updated by postcards2go on Aug 23 2016.
Apr 29 2007, 3:40 PM
MonkeyOnALeash
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Zbecks answer is a spoof! As she stated!

Apr 30 2007, 9:28 PM
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Work it out. By my calculator it should be September 83rd. 1440/24 is 60. 23+60 = 83 not 93.

May 01 2007, 2:46 AM
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Cute spoof, whoever came up with it on the "Uncyclopedia". But I'm sort of wondering why no has mentioned the famous Virgilian phrase "Tempus irreparabile fugit," which means that "now" will never return, so you might as well make the most of it.

May 01 2007, 8:57 PM
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'Time passes quickly, as in It's midnight already? Time flies when you're having fun, or I guess it's ten years since I last saw you-how time flies. This idiom was first recorded about 1800 but Shakespeare used a similar phrase, "the swiftest hours, as they flew," as did Alexander Pope, "swift fly the years."'

link http://www.dictionary.com/browse/time-flies

Aug 23 2016, 10:01 PM
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