No soap, dove bar -- was "dive bar"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 12 20:10:57 UTC 2014

Side note: In the television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" the
Clampetts referred to the pool as the "cement pond".

On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 1:02 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
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> At 1/12/2014 01:20 AM, W Brewer wrote:
>>Isn't <dove bar> the past form of <dive bar>?
> That's exactly what I meant when I wrote, perhaps too obscurely,
> "I had no problem, I simply thought you [Wilson] had been there and left."
>>It's what the Clampetts used to do in the swimmin' pond.
> Did the Clampetts install a dive bar at the Newptune Pool at San
> Simeon?*  I don't remember seeing a swim-up setup in the series.
> * At least that's what the Clampetts' pool reminded me of -- but I
> haven't found a direct assertion that the Clampetts bought Hearst
> Castle.  Or that the series used it as its set.
> Joel
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