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When did duct tape, get to be duck tape?
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WallSal55    Posted 05-21-2002 at 08:55:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I must have missed something in the last 20-30
years, or else my family never gave up their
dialect (from our heritage or our neck of the
woods). We always called it duct tape! My kids
constantly correct me that it is duck tape!

Dave 2N    Posted 05-21-2002 at 18:56:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
At about the same time that "may" became the universally used word for both "may" and "can."

Bill Grumbine    Posted 05-21-2002 at 10:11:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here's one I can answer (I think). I read here daily, but don't always have much to contribute. Anyway, you know you are bored when you find yourself reading the history of duct (or duck) tape. I make no claims for the truth of the matter, just reporting what I read, and I don't even remember where I read it.

According to the article, duck tape, which many people, including myself, remember as DUCT tape, started out as duck tape. Apparently the first version of the tape was made using cotton duck cloth. It was very popular right off the bat for all the reasons we all know. People called it duck tape because of the material used. Maybe following that tradition, we should differentiate between good duck tape and trashy plastic tape. ;-)


Diz    Posted 05-21-2002 at 19:46:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
No kidding, just saw this on the history channel. D U C K tape was first put to use during WWII for the military.

Answered my version of the original question....

Hogman    Posted 05-21-2002 at 09:23:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wonder what They're usin ta seal "ducts" with nowadays?

Bob /Ont.    Posted 05-21-2002 at 09:23:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You should be asking RED GREEN about this one EH!!
Later Bob

hay    Posted 05-21-2002 at 09:18:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
i always thought it was "duct" tape also. at wal-mart they are selling "duck" tape wrapped up in plastic with a big orange duck on the label.

DeadCarp    Posted 05-21-2002 at 09:18:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're ahead of me - it WAS 200mile-an-hour tape when i first used it, and it was cheap & way tougher. Nowdays the stuff is so flimsy they use aluminium tape for ducts. I reckon there was a perfect time when it was truly duct tape ...... maybe they saw the cartoon. :)

bob ny    Posted 05-21-2002 at 09:29:23       [Reply]  [No Email]

Jerry B    Posted 05-21-2002 at 09:13:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Duct tape is like "The Force" : It has a dark side and a light side and holds the universe together.

TimC    Posted 05-21-2002 at 14:14:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
We call it Alabama Chrome and they probably call it Tennessee Chrome.

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