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Geronimo (exclamation)

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Geronimo! is an exclamation occasionally used by jumping skydivers or, more generally, ... Sources[edit]. The Straight Dope: Why do parachutists yell " Geronimo!

Where the Tradition of Yelling "Geronimo" When Jumping Out of a ...

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Jan 20, 2011 ... Today I found out where the tradition of yellingGeronimo” when jumping out of a plane came from. ... I tell you jokers what I'm gonna do! ... Devine is one of the very few people to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of ...

Why do people yell "Geronimo"? | Reference.com

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People yell "Geronimo" when jumping off something because a test paratrooper named Aubrey Eberhardt did it to prove his courage when he jumped out of an ...

World Wide Words: Geronimo

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Sep 2, 2006 ... If there are twelve men making a mass jump they all yellGeronimo! ... Eberhardt was teased about whether he would be too scared to do the ...

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May 19, 2012 ... C-27 door jumpers hit the skies over Geronimo DZ.

Why do people yell "Geronimo!" when jumpimg out of a plane?

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Jul 17, 2000 ... The custom of yelling "Geronimo!" is attributed to Aubrey Eberhardt, a member of the U.S. Army's parachute "test platoon" -- Fort Benning, ...

Geronimo yell of World War II paratroopers

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A 1939 western named GERONIMO, the inspiration it gave a US Army paratrooper, and the formation of a US Army paratrooper tradition were events that ...

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The legend of yelling Geronimo! on exit. ... parachutes of all makes and models,; biographies of people making significant ... I tell you jokers what I'm gonna do!

The "Geronimo" Code Name Controversy : Word Routes : Thinkmap ...

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May 6, 2011 ... The modern military use of the name Geronimo began in 1940, when American .... One of the best ways to create a new pejorative is to teach it to people. ... Maybe my PC friends would enjoy it if our commandos yelled, .... and by the way, how do you bury one at sea? do you not submerge them? in bin ...

Why do people say 'Geronimo' - Answers.com

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Long story short, Eberhardt jumped, yelled "Geronimo!" as promised, and the shout .... Why do people yell Geronimo when they jump off something? World War II ...

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The custom of yelling "Geronimo!" before jumping off of something originated as a battle cry adopted by the 82nd Airborne U.S. Paratroopers in WWII, who are said to have gotten it from watching the 1939 movie "Geronimo" about the famous Apache leader.
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Why Do We Scream "Geronimo" When Jumping From Things ...

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Apr 24, 2012 ... Why Do We Scream "Geronimo" When Jumping From Things? ... I jump, I'm gonna yell 'Geronimo' loud as hell when I go out that door tomorrow!" .... that people would be wondering: Why did he choose to say "Geronimo"?

Setting the Record Straight: Why Do White People Shout 'Geronimo ...

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Page discussing the origin of the use of 'Geronimo' in American slang.

The Straight Dope: Why do parachutists yell "Geronimo!" when ...

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Jan 23, 1998 ... Dear Cecil: Being a Native American, I was wondering why people and cartoon characters yell "Geronimo!" when they parachute from an ...