Those words might work if you’re filing a complaint at your local Starbucks… (though I would recommend a bit more diplomacy)… but what if I told you Mocha Dick was thought to be the real name of a character from literary fiction?

That’s right, according to an article in todays Los Angeles Times, a mischievous leviathan that patrolled the waters off Mocha Island (a small island off the coast of Chile) was called Mocha Dick and was likely Melville’s inspiration for one of the most famous literary characters to date.

Mocha Dick… go figure!

About Sheryl Scarborough

For MONEY I have written: TV series, cartoons, comic books, graphic novels, magazine articles, Business Plans, Direct Music Marketing letters (as Mariah Carey, MC Hammer and others), Corporate Newsletters, Mens Style (online) Magazine (as managing editor),screenplays (well, okay so not so much about the money there) and Restaurant Reviews (for free food!) Now… I’m writing for love and what I LOVE are young adult mystery novels.


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