Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Told You So...

I had always assumed that there was this strange substance known to man (but rarely by woman) and it was called "duct tape..." However, for some reason, when I asked for "duct tape," I was given "duck tape" and my pronunciation gently corrected. I assumed that I had misheard it.

...and since everyone seemed to call it duck tape, I wanted to know why. I issued a heartfelt plea in the course of one of my Holy Week posts. Sure enough, I was told that I had it wrong: it is actually "duct" tape after all...

Right. I think I got that. So now, can someone please stop me gibbering...

4 comments:

Histor the Wise said...

Duct Tape is God's personal gift to mankind. It can do everything from repairing a tear on a sleeping bag (mine) to keeping fishhooks organized to constructing sculptures to keeping a cut closed in an emergency (a man mauled by a bear once did that).

And say it either way...but don't call it "grey tape" and don't put it on people unless it's an emergency.

Histor

Jeffrey Smith said...

I used to know a young man who always called it "duck tape". Drove him up the walls by always responding "why on earth would anyone want to take a duck." He'd just glare at me and say "duct tape", between clenched teeth. It was fun.

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

Oh yes, I agree. We have this super-duper duct-tape over here called "Gorilla Tape", it's thick, black and requires an oxygen welder to cut.

It and roaches (and Gordon Brown) will remain after the baloon goes up.

Mark said...

I couldn't resist posting this based on your post!

poor duck...

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