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How names fall into place.

 Ever wonder how a product gets it's name?

And why some products become a  house hold name.

Sometimes the names take a long time to formulate.

Other times they just fall into place.

Many times those name become copied by generic products.

 This is one of the products.

Can you guess the name?

Answer on bottom of the image.










Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • October 05 2018 01:15PM


Good morning William. I'm not sure about this one but today I am out of it.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 8 months ago

what would we do without "ducktape"... I have it in colors and prints...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 8 months ago

I have learned that a well stocked tool box has bungee cords, duck tape, and zip ties.  I suspect that "Duck Tape" got its name because it is actually "Duct Tape."

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 months ago

Good one William. I know some people who actually refer to it as "duck" instead of "duct" tape. Go figure 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 months ago

Ah yes, we all need this tape in our tool box, WIlliam.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) 8 months ago

I have my own roll of it so when I need it, I can find it. It is a very useful product on many things.

I do know where it got it's name. It is a mechanical tape originally used to piece together or strap the sections of HVAC ductwork one to another. The silver color blended in with the sheet metal color so it was more unitform looking. It has heavy lasting power.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 8 months ago

William Feela - cute photo!  No good tool box would be complete without this all important repair tool!


Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 8 months ago

Like the others I also have several roles scattered around

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 8 months ago

No problem with that one William Feela .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 8 months ago

That is a Taped Duck.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 8 months ago