Jeep species, bat Genus?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 23 04:38:57 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> Except for some people at _Ford_, virtually no one would have cared about the
>> > company's cryptic "GP" designation of the vehicle; mechanics would
>> > certainly
>> > have seen (though not necessarily thought about) the designation which was
>> > embossed (though not explained), along with far more interesting and
>> > important specs, on the metal specification plate affixed to the dashboard.
>> >

When did Ford enter the picture WRT the etymology of _jeep_? Have I
missed too much of the beginning?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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