JEEP again

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 20 03:30:21 UTC 2010

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Gerald Cohen <gcohen at> wrote:

> Hey. CNN (Rick Sanchez) just claimed that Jeep is a "military acronym"
>> that stands for "just enough essential parts". Never heard that one before.

Neither have I. And I was in the military in the early '60's, when the
real jeep was being replaced by another, not-particularly-similar
vehicle built by Ford. At the time, the Stars & Stripes, The Army
Times, and other semi-official publications available to the troops
made it clear that the appellation, _jeep_, was not going to be
transferred to this new vehicle.


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