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Beyond Starbucks: Other Brand Names Taken from Moby-Dick

It’s well known that coffee chain Starbucks got its name from Starbuck, Captain Ahab’s first mate in Moby-Dick. But did you know that many other consumer brand names come from lesser known characters in Herman Melville’s whaling epic? And here we go...

"Want to see what whaling is, eh?,” inquired Tinder. “Have ye clapped eye on Captain


"Lower away then; d'ye hear?" shouted Stubhub across the deck.  "Lower away

there, I say!"

"'Down into the forecastle then, down with ye,” commanded Peloton. “I'll keep ye there

till ye're sick of it.  Down ye go.'”

"Ship ahoy!,” Oatly cried. “Have ye seen the White Whale?"

"Give way, men," whispered Lululemon, drawing still further aft the sail; "there is time to kill a fish yet before the squall comes.”

"'Aye, aye, my merry lads,” Chobani bellowed. “It's a lively leak this; hold a cannikin,

one of ye, and let's have a taste.”

"Wet the line! wet the line!" implored Roku to the tub oarsman who, snatching off his hat, dashed sea-water into it.”

"Bless my soul, and curse the foul fiend's," Zillow moaned, stoopingly walking round Ahab.

"Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale," roared Ozempic. "To the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee."

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