Popeye has a language all his own. And while Webster hasn't recognized words like “digustipated” yet, there are some words that Popeye creator E.C. Segar did introduce into the English language.

In 1934, When Segar introduced a bodyguard for his villainous Sea Hag character into his popular Popeye strip, he actually checked many languages to see if the word he had in mind already existed. It didn't, so he dubbed his new creation Alice the Goon. The character was hugely popular and continues to have her following even to the point of Dark Horse releasing a statue of her in their Comic Classic Characters series. Goon is defined as a stupid person or a person hired to terrorize or eliminate opponents, which is essentially how the character started out. Of course, in strip continuity the odd looking creature didn't stay loyal to the Sea Hag for very long. Today, while the word Goon has gone out of style, it was very common and generations of people know it as a word usually associated with crooked underlings and henchmen.

In 1936, Segar introduced Eugene the Jeep. A strange little yellow creature who could predict the future, the Jeep was given as a gift to Olive from her adventuring Uncle. This odd little yellow creature was a merchandising sensation back in the day. He was everywhere and clearly impacted the American pop culture. Again, before the character was introduced, Segar checked many languages to make sure the word didn't exist. Decades later, the military created a General Purpose vehicle that could go over any terrain. We Americans love to shorten things, so General Purpose became known as Jeep. And yet, as a testament to this character's popularity and influence, the Jeep was never spelled with a G.

Popeye's popularity and influence on American culture can be seen in many different ways, even today. But it is few and far between that you can come across a creator that has enriched our vocabulary as much as E.C. Segar. And to forget what he did in his lifetime would be disgustipating.