People were always referring to duck tape. That is what I thought it was called anyway. Duck tape. My dad would say, Hand me the duck tape. I would hand him the duck tape. Later, I would go to the hardware store and say, Where is the duck tape? And they would show me. Later later, in film school, well you use a lot of duck tape in film school. If you do not someone is going to die tripping over one of those cables. So you tape them down.
With duck tape.
I do not know why no one ever corrected me. Maybe they thought I had a funny accent. Maybe they heard what they expected to hear. Maybe they were just too polite. It took me what in some places counts as a lifetime to make the connection, tape, ducts, oh, DUCT tape.