Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DUCK Tape versus DUCT Tape...

Thanks to RR, a two and a half year old MYSTERY has finally been solved:

From: RR
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 11:39 AM
To: Deals
Subject: Duck tape or duct tape?

I read this and thought of you.

From a Real Simple (magazine) clipping from a few years ago:

“Invented during World War II to keep moisture out of ammunition cases, it was called ‘duck tape,’ since it repelled water. After the war, it was used to connect heating ductwork and became ‘duct.’ The later name stuck, though Manco, Inc., renamed its product Duck Tape in 1984.”


RR said...

That's a good idea, sharing this with the Internet. I bet a lot of people wonder whether it's "duck" or "duct." I certainly did!

Deals On Wheels said...

You are my hero!