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I was posting a message to explain to OGE that he was incorrect. I was going to tell him that it is DucT Tape not DucK Tape. And thought I should research it first and this is what I found!


Is it Duct or Duck? We dont want you to be confused, so we will explain. The first name for Duct Tape was DUCK. During World War II the U.S. Military needed a waterproof tape to keep the moisture out of ammunition cases. So, they enlisted the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division to manufacture the tape. Because it was waterproof, everyone referred to it as duck tape (like water off a ducks back). Military personnel discovered that the tape was good for lots more than keeping out water. They used it for Jeep repair, fixing stuff on their guns, strapping equipment to their clothing... the list is endless.

After the War, the housing industry was booming and someone discovered that the tape was great for joining the heating and air conditioning duct work. So, the color was changed from army green to the silvery color we are familiar with today and people started to refer to it as duct tape*. Therefore, either name is appropriate.



And I carry a 2" swiss army knife, I have a leatherman put it usually sits in my box of camping equipment.


As usually OGE is correct.


The moral of the story, you ask?

Look before you leap.

Check your resources.

Utilize you resources.


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