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  • [Question] Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

    This always bothered me.

    Michael Jackson played the role of Captain EO but i never knew what EO stands for in his name. Does anyone know?

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    Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

    Me too, I always wondered the same thing. I thought I read somewhere what it meant!

    To Google............

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    • #3
      Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

      Eo/eos is "dawn" in Greek. Also used to indicate "early."

      (Captain EO brought dawn to night, light to darkness.)


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        Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

        I found this:

        Michael said himself in his book "Moonwalk", that the name "Eo" came from the Greek goddess of dawn, or the Greek word for "dawn". Even two thousand years ago, there were different Greek dialects, so while I too have heard the form "Eos", the goddess could very well have been called "Eo" in another dialect. For example, Mother Earth was called both "Gaia" and "Ge", so there were different forms of the names of the gods. And even if the name would be misspelled, it still is the goddess, or the greek word for "dawn", that Captain Eo's name refers too.

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          Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

          Captain GE just doesn't have the same ring to it. It sounds like a mascot for the conglomerate that sponsored the Carousel of Progress.

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          • #6
            Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

            Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
            Eo/eos is "dawn" in Greek. Also used to indicate "early."

            (Captain EO brought dawn to night, light to darkness.)

            That is very interesting!
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            • #7
              Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

              Extremely Odd... next question?
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                Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

                Originally posted by techskip View Post
                Extremely Odd... next question?
                :lol:




                Sorry...just made me laugh!
                I'd always wondered what it stood for as well...
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                • #9
                  Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

                  i never really thought about it, cause i had a friend named leo, but we call him eo for short (i know how much shorter can it get )) so that was just my assumption
                  Originally posted by JungleCruiseFan
                  You know what they say- The party don't start 'til Jordon walks in.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

                    Originally posted by GummiBears_Rock View Post
                    i never really thought about it, cause i had a friend named leo, but we call him eo for short (i know how much shorter can it get )) so that was just my assumption
                    hey-o!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

                      Eleven Only.

                      I think that could have been the name of the ship. I'm not sure, just a guess at this point.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

                        I thought it was a sour cream substitute. Oh wait, that was Captain IMO. Sorry. The ship does kinda look like a baked potato. Sorta.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

                          Eventually Over... next question
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                            Re: Captain EO's Name. What does EO Stand for?

                            Excitement Overload... another possibility
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                              Everything's Overrated... just sayin...
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