View Full Version : Origin of Jeep
07-22-2010, 12:38 PM
Aside from the reasons cited by Cecil for the name not being associated with GP, it is unlikely that macho soldiers and motor pool mechanics would risk the usage of the (perhaps somewhat effeminate) "Jeepie" in nick-naming their vehicles.
C K Dexter Haven
07-24-2010, 08:03 AM
Link to the "classic" column from 2000: Origin of "jeep" (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/336/did-some-japanese-soldiers-hold-out-for-years-after-wwii)
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