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Old Jun 19, 2013, 4:09 AM   #1
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Like first photo the most. Those Jeeps will go anywhere.
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 3:17 PM   #5
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Like first photo the most. Those Jeeps will go anywhere.
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Do you know the real origin of the name "Jeep"? I did a search and found this text in Swedish:

Ursprunget till namnet Jeep är något av ett mysterium. En populär ursprungsform är att fordonen ursprungligen var signerade GP (för General Purpose, svenska: allmän användning) vilket slarvades uttalsmässigt i engelskspråkiga länder, och blev till "Jeep".[källa behövs] R. Lee Ermey har sagt i sin tv-serie Mail Call att fordonen alltid var skapade för specifika uppgifter och hade aldrig märkningen General Purpose, namnet skulle istället kunna vara från Fords terminologi för GP (där G står för government-use och P är hjulbasen 80 tum). Men många (även R. Lee Ermey) anser att den mest trovärdiga källan till namnet är från figuren i den tecknade serien Thimble Theatre (Karl-Alfred), Eugene the Jeep. Han kunde gå genom väggar, klättra i träd, flyga och komma var som helst.

There are three different explanations. Considering the close relationship between our languages - which origin, if any, is correct? (I can translate it if needed )

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As you say there are a number of different explanations as to the origin of the word 'Jeep'.

My opinion? I think it was a corruption of the military designation...GP (General Purpose).

At this point in time I'm not sure if the origin will ever be determined.

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