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Are people who call duct tape "duck" tape stupid for doing so?

tncdel 2013/01/28 01:24:51
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A company calls its duct tape "Duck" tape in a spoof of that misnomer.

Are people who call duct tape  duck  tape stupid for doing so
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  • munda 2013/01/28 01:30:10
    NO [explain why not].
    munda
    +5
    It was referred to as duck tape way back when, before it was used for ducts.

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  • elisabeth.grace2 2013/03/10 19:53:34
    NO [explain why not].
    elisabeth.grace2
    Duck brand sells duct tape and sometimes its just cuase they can't say duct.
  • Resp elisabe... 2013/03/11 00:21:22
  • elisabe... Resp 2013/03/11 07:52:57
    elisabeth.grace2
    Lol
  • baby cakes 826 2013/02/03 16:10:34
    NO [explain why not].
    baby cakes 826
    +1
    well it is the brand duck tape
  • Broken 2013/01/29 07:23:24
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Broken
    I see a lot of people using words incorrectly here with NO awareness of their errors. GREAT public school products.
  • Phil Broken 2013/03/10 21:18:49
    Phil
    I bet you feel real smart...
    duck tape
  • ShadowKat 2013/01/28 21:18:14
    NO [explain why not].
    ShadowKat
    +1
    It's just the way they are... There's not a problem with that.......
  • Billyk75 2013/01/28 20:51:19
    NO [explain why not].
    Billyk75
    +1
    I heard people say human beans and when I first saw spigot spelled I mispronounced because I thought it was spelled spickett.
  • Maj. C. D. Hardy 2013/01/28 19:37:57
    NO [explain why not].
    Maj. C. D. Hardy
    +2
    Because it actually is DUCK tape even though it is used on heating ducts.
  • Billyk75 Maj. C.... 2013/03/11 23:30:43
    Billyk75
    Daffy or Donald?
  • Car1u5~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/28 17:36:15
    NO [explain why not].
    Car1u5~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    quit getting so bent out of shape over something that doen't effect you try living in the south people pronounce words crazy around here used to drive me nuts but i geuss i had to get over myself.
  • donisue 2013/01/28 16:14:25
    NO [explain why not].
    donisue
    +1
    I don't care what you call it as long as I have some around when I paint ,otherwise things will get paint on them that truely were not meant to be that color. It is just to bad I cannot duct me, I'm a bit messy.
  • Ashley 2013/01/28 16:04:06
    NO [explain why not].
    Ashley
    +1
    They do not even know what it is.
  • Cage SC 2013/01/28 15:41:41
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Cage SC
    +1
    Yeah, I does... buh lez AXE 'em an' see what dey be tawkin' 'bout it fo' demsevs..
  • hank 2013/01/28 12:10:54
  • moonglum 2013/01/28 11:46:38
    NO [explain why not].
    moonglum
    +1
    its a common mistake
  • American 1st 2013/01/28 11:45:50
    NO [explain why not].
    American 1st
    +1
    There's actually a brand called DUCK TAPE and their logo is a duck.

    DUCK TAPE
  • Phil 2013/01/28 11:38:04 (edited)
    NO [explain why not].
    Phil
    +1
    If we lived by that logic, almost 3/4 of America would be stupid. Wait....

    If you can't duck it, f*** it.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2013/01/28 10:30:15
    NO [explain why not].
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    Not at all.
  • RobertChristopherLaity 2013/01/28 08:23:59
    NO [explain why not].
    RobertChristopherLaity
    +2
    "Duck Tape" makes duct tape and is on Facebook. If they are "stupid" you sure can't prove it by their bank account.
  • Dickens 2013/01/28 07:11:15 (edited)
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Dickens
    +1
    dammit, I meant "no", and for two reasons..because the 't' is SO subdued in the pronunciation of d-u-c-t, and because the word t-a-p-e starts with a 't'...(in fact, say "duct tape" pronouncing both the 't' in duct AND the 't' in tape and see how awkward it feels and sounds..)
  • R85 2013/01/28 06:20:02
    NO [explain why not].
    R85
    +2
    It's hard to catch onto what the difference is between duck and duct when it's just heard orally - I've thought of it as duck tape through secondary school!
  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2013/01/28 06:01:12
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
    +2
    I call it "duck" tape because I use it to kill ducks. ._. I'm a duck-killer.
  • Jiorgia 2013/01/28 05:50:15
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Jiorgia
    +2
    Because referring to something by its brand rather than by it actual name really grinds my gears.

    It doesn't matter if duck is a brand, it is duct tape.
    Also don't call paracetamol 'panadol', don't call all cola 'coke', don't call all lemonade 'sprite' etc.
    Calling something by its brand means that you are stupid enough to have fallen for that companies advertising.
  • America... Jiorgia 2013/01/28 11:59:55
    American 1st
    Jiorgia -

    Did you know that Coca Cola originally contained cocaine which is obtained from coca leaves, thus the name? Pepsi never contained cocaine.
  • Cage SC Jiorgia 2013/01/28 15:44:16
    Cage SC
    Umm... just what in the ever living world do lemonade and Sprite have to do with each other... I could mixing up Sprite, 7 Up and possibly Ginger ale...but lemonade?!!
  • Jiorgia Cage SC 2013/01/28 15:49:53
    Jiorgia
    +1
    It is an Australian thing....
    Sprite is a fizzy lemon flavoured drink, making it lemonade.
    Our 'traditional lemonade' is what you would call lemonade.
  • Cage SC Jiorgia 2013/05/15 10:37:20 (edited)
    Cage SC
    +1
    DAMN!!! That's the absolutely the very first time I've ever actually "learned" something from someone else on here.
    Thanks
  • Jiorgia Cage SC 2013/05/15 11:01:46
    Jiorgia
    +1
    That is a mighty fine complement, thanks you much-ly.
  • PattyM 2013/01/28 05:45:49
    YES [comment as you wish].
    PattyM
    +1
    'Stupid" is the wrong word. Like it or not Duct has been misheard as Duck a million times. Regardless of what the creator called it in his workshop its probably going to be called duck tape as long as they make the stuff.
  • Resp 2013/01/28 05:44:20 (edited)
    NO [explain why not].
    Resp
    +2
    NO! There is a brand of duct tape called "Duck Tape" and they sell a Justin Bieber style.

    Gimme
  • Dickens Resp 2013/01/28 07:22:33
    Dickens
    +2
    ...maybe we're supposed to use it on his mouth...
  • cheshirewayne 2013/01/28 05:37:07
  • Tic-Toc 2013/01/28 05:27:59
    NO [explain why not].
    Tic-Toc
    +2
    I have a roll with pictures of ducks on the inside with the companies name
  • Pedalpusher 2013/01/28 05:19:22
    NO [explain why not].
    Pedalpusher
    +2
    Maybe confused as you see it with Either Or names depending on who the manufacturer is. Here is an article who discovered it and was making it for the Military. And I'd be willing to bet that women use it more now days then men.......we don't know how to most things like men so we duct tape it! :-)
  • Jennifer 2013/01/28 05:11:07
    NO [explain why not].
    Jennifer
    +2
    People are not stupid for saying a word differently.
  • Travis Lamb 2013/01/28 04:51:07
    NO [explain why not].
    Travis Lamb
    +1
    That is what it is called, even though it can be used for ducts too.
  • Jo Travis ... 2013/01/28 05:48:32
    Jo
    +1
    that's NOT what its called, its called DUCT tape. that's what it is. "DUCK" tape is a mispronunciation.
  • America... Jo 2013/01/28 12:01:58
    American 1st
    Jo -

    DUCK TAPE is a brand name.
  • Jo America... 2013/01/28 17:56:12
    Jo
    I'm aware of that---DUCK tape is brand name for DUCT tape.

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