Grammar time! Break it down now. “Dove” is a perfectly cromulent past-tense version of “dive,” however “dived” is more generally and broadly accepted, particularly in the UK. Also interesting, the bird was named after the church position, not vice versa.

Also, “dove” and “dove” are homonyms, but not homophones, which makes the joke rather awkward – but I got a kick out of that.

Sorry if the comics kind of suck lately. Our family is going through kind of a lot of frustrating things right now. Working on getting everything good again. You’ll know when it happens.