does a one-legged duck swim in circles?

Does a one-legged duck swim in circles?
(USA) (US Southern) This is a response given to an unnecessary question for which the obvious answer is yes. Example: If you were to ask an Olympic archer whether she could put an arrow in an apple at ten yards, she could answer: "Does a one-legged duck swim in circles?"('Do one-legged ducks swim in circles?' is also used.)

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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