Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Kid Question of the Day #6: Who is that lady on the Stabucks symbol?
So today on my weekly post co-op Starbuck run Ironhide asked the following:
Who is that lady on the Stabucks symbol? Is it lady liberty?
So as we pull up to the drive-thru window and I ask our friendly Stabbuck partner the question of the day. He says roll down the window and I will explan all. (This guy, we will call him Derrick, is the best. He always has a smile and a natural joy about him even when the drive thru line is wrapped around the building and the machines are not working.)
"The name of the company Starbucks in based on a character from the book Moby-Dick, "Starbo," the name of a mining camp on Mount Rainier. Combining the Moby-Dick idea with "Starbo" resulted in the company being named for the Pequod's first mate, Starbuck.
The company logo is a two-tailed princess siren, not a mermaid. Because Seattle is a sailor's city and the marine inspired name of the company they need a symbol that means good luck."
Ironhide's response "Cool let's go read Moby Dick tonight."
Okay now I have some explaining to do. LOL