Duck Duct Debate


Every once in awhile I run across a product and find myself wondering… why did they name it this? I recently ran across the Duck Tape brand shown below. My first reaction was “duck” is a commonly misused term to identify what should be called “duct” tape, and this brand owner interestingly chose to use that common misconception to create a brand.

Surprisingly, there are quite a few online resources that assert the product was first called “duck tape” when it was developed during World War II as a waterproof tape for military purposes, that repelled water like a duck.

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