I remember an old Red Skelton routine with Red as Clem Kadiddlehopper. Clem is the clerk at a fleabag hotel.Clem: There’s your key. Is there enything else?Customer: I’m thirsty. Have you got anything to drink?Clem: I could get you a beaverage.Customer: Don’t you mean beverage?Clem: No, it’s a beaverage. You wring out a wet beaver. It’s kinda salty ’cause the beaver cries a lot.