Can Ya Dig It?

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    Any one know the meaning-----What era of talk is that?
     
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    I’m not for certain just what era that was popular but I’m thinking late 50’s, beatnik’s used it or during the sixties. It means, Do you understand or do you like it, depending on what’s being asked of you to “dig”. So, are you pickin’ up what I’m puttin’ down, Daddy-O? :)
     
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    Can you dig it, little buddy?
     
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    Maynard G Krebs, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis! Good call! :)
     
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    Funny you should put it that way. I had no idea of those rumors until I searched for that pic and started reading.

    Poor Bob Denver, from Dobie Gillis to shackin' with the Cap'n.

    edit to add: I misunderstood. I did not remember that to be the official title of the show. Oh, well.
     
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    Maynard was a Terrible influence on my early life!

    I was being “cute” when I told my dad, “I dig it man” and that’s when he left and came back with a shovel. I dug it and dug it, and dug it.
     
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    Right arm!
     
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    It started with gravediggers interviewing apprentices. "It's a gig man, digging coffin holes, can you dig it?"
     
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    'You ring'.
     
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    We had some good shows back then and Dobbie was jusst one of them.
     
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