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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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geronimo_(exclamation)

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

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/01/where-the-tradition-of-yelling-geronimo-when-jumping-out-of-a-plane-came-from

Jan 20, 2011 ... Today I found out where the tradition of yelling “Geronimo” 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 ...

mentalfloss.com/article/30522/why-do-we-scream-geronimo-when-jumping-things

“I'll tell you jokers what I'm gonna do! To prove to you that I'm not scared out of my wits when I jump, I'm gonna yell 'Geronimo' loud as hell when I go out that ...

www.native-languages.org/iaq22.htm

Page discussing the origin of the use of 'Geronimo' in American slang. ... Q: Why do people shout 'Geronimo!' when they jump off something high or do ...

www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1119/why-do-parachutists-yell-geronimo

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

www.reference.com/history/people-yell-geronimo-7e3d95123d4f3a79

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 ...

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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 ...

www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ger1.htm

Sep 2, 2006 ... We solve the mystery of why paratroopers shout 'Geronimo' when ... (in the US anyway) yell Geronimo (St Jerome in Spanish) as they jump from ... Eberhardt was teased about whether he would be too scared to do the jump.

www.quora.com/Why-do-people-scream-geronimo-when-jumping-from-things

While there are different accounts of the source, most agree that the term began in ... How do you stop a raccoon from screaming? Why do people get the spontaneous urge to scream or yell? Why do people scream at the Lord ...