The origin of the name of the product, "duck tape" or "duct tape", is the subject of some disagreement.
One view is that it was called "duck tape" by WWII soldiers either because it resembled strips of cotton duck or because the waterproof quality of the tape contributed to the name, by analogy to the water-shedding quality of a duck's plumage. Under this view, soldiers returning home from the war found uses for duck tape around the house where ductwork needed sealing. Other proponents of this view point to older references to non-adhesive cotton duck tape used in Venetian blinds, suggesting that the name was carried over to the adhesive product. The Oxford English Dictionary says that perhaps "duct tape" was originally "duck tape". This view is summarized most notably in a New York Times article by etymologist William Safire in March 2003. Safire cites use of the term "cotton duck tape" in a 1945 advertisement for surplus government property. The Oxford English Dictionary gives a 1902 quotation for "100,000 yards of cotton duck tape" being used to protect the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge. Thus a fabric duck tape was available to which an adhesive could have been added.
In any case, whether it is an error or a preservation of the original usage, the term "duct tape" is used for the product today. Duck Tape is also a brand name for this product in some countries.
From wikipedia. Products look pretty horrible, but don't bundle the poor guy for calling it duck tape.
unless your "duck" tape is made out of actual hand dyed duck skin from the endangered rastafarian tree duck whos skin is the perfect Foo approved supple Forest Green, then youre barking up the wrong bunch of fellas for spare cash to buy weed and Phish tickets.
Sorry, didn't know post would get people so upset. Duct tape/duck tape, I use both and never really gave it much thought. The tape I use is made by the company "duck tape brand". Regardless of your opinion on what word should be used, these are made with Duck Tape. I know they are not perfect and can look cheap. They are made with tape. If anyone has any ideas, post pics