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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 13 04:30:20 UTC 2014

Do I remember correctly that "cement" had the accent on the first syllable?


On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 8:12 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: No soap, dove bar -- was "dive bar"
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> 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
> Simeon?>>
> 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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