What the heck’s a Jeep?

Where did the word Jeep come from? In my search I found a myriad of different theories. The explanation I enjoyed the most was that it came from Eugene the Jeep, a strange creature that appeared in E.C. Segar’s comic strip Thimble Theater, best known for its character Popeye, the Sailor. Eugene the Jeep first appeared in March 1936 and…

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