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There are many who debate this. Some believe the name refers to the Whales place of origin the isles of mocha and dik. However Melville did not name his whale Mocha Dick and thank god for that could you imagine all the contemporary papers that would have been wirtten on the white man's fear of the African American phaleus. I will state the answer is more obvious. Moby is simply from word mob a shortening of mobile a moving organized unit and and dick which origins mean powerful. Moby Dick is simply moving power.

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