The American cookie brand Chips Ahoy! has been a favorite brand since it was first introduced to the public in the early sixties. However, most people probably never realized the company’s name is a nautical pun. Twitter user Poetic Kate had no problem admitting that she had only recently realized the pun behind this beloved brand’s name.
Chips Ahoy! is a pun on the nautical expression “ships ahoy,” which was used to hail or attract the attention of another ship at sea. Likewise, the off-brand ChipMates is a pun on the nautical term “shipmates.” It also turns out that a quick search online would have retrieved the same information.