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Etymology: Jeep

Posted on the 31 October 2012 by Polycarp55 @polycarp55

Etymology:  Jeep

Jeep Brought Home to Popeye

Jeep a great vehicle, but where did they get that name?  I know where Tacoma is?  I know what a Super Nova is!  Impalas run fast!  But where did they get that name for the ultimate fun on four wheels?
The name, Jeep, came from a moment in 1936 when Olive Oyl (Popeye's Girlfriend) delivered a package that contained a small animal.   The sound the creature made was JEEEP!
And then Popeye deemed the new Pet, "Your Name will be Jeep!"...
The U.S. Army needed an all purpose vehicle for military use.   The U.S. manufacturers came out with the G.P.  (General Purpose).  But what type of name is G.P:  (Gang Plank, Go Push it, Genuine Particle).   The army privates pronounced it geep, the vehicle then became known as Jeep.   The general enlisted grew affection for a vehicle named after Popeye's lovable pet.
By far FORD is more popular than Jeep or Oldsmobile; according to the NGRAM viewer.

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