How did the phrase ‘aye aye captain’ originate?
Dude Changed status to publish February 9, 2022
The phrase is of nautical origin, so it was likely first used by someone who sailed the seas. “Aye” means yes. Sailors would use their fingers to signal a response to a command, and would need 4 fingers extended (both hands) to indicate they agreed with the captain’s orders. Hence, ‘aye-aye’.