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

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 13 01:12:33 UTC 2014

WB: <<Isn't <dove bar> the past form of <dive bar>? It's what the Clampetts
used to do in the swimmin' pond.>>
JB: <<Did the Clampetts install a dive bar at the Newptune Pool at San
GOT: <<Clampetts referred to the pool as the "cement pond">>
WB: to <dive bar>: 'to go skinny dipping'. (Gad, you people! I have to
explain everything? (Recall that Davy Crockett <<kilt him a bar when he was
only three>>.) <Cement pond> was a good touche', though.)

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