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By eliteslayer29 - / Monday 21 December 2009 07:04 / United States
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It's hard for me to believe you've never seen the word "laptop" before. How about ads? How about the side of the box your laptop came in? How about news articles? even television ads?

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perstephane - but spellcheck still should have picked it up, because "labtop" is not a word. OP - yes, you're stupid. I can understand some 70 year old guy who's never owned a computer not knowing the right word, but how can you OWN a laptop without knowing what it's called?

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Oh, give him a break. These types of errors are fairly common, everyone has at least a few. They're really hard to figure out though because you don't know you're wrong!

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There exists a brand of duct tape called "Duck Tape". It has DUCK TAPE in big bold letters on it, then in tiny letters beneath that it says, "brand duct tape". I lol'd.

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yeah and when i was little i thought ornaments were called ordaments and perhaps was called ferhaps, but then i turned 8 and i could spell and speak properly. woah that sounded rude when i go back and read that. haha sorry. i'm just saying that op deserves it because she's an adult and her kid can spell better than she can. well, that's also an FHL because she's a little slow. sorry, op but you need to learn to spell laptop before you use one. because you are going to have to spell more diff

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#33, I think people still reffer or think of it as "duck tape" because that was its origanal name, it was used in WW2 on ammo cases and called "duck tape" because it was waterproof, much like ducks, thus they named it so.

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FAIL. It's called duct tape because it was created for use on heating/air conditioning DUCTS. The brand name DUCK tape was created as a play on the fact that many people already called it that.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_tape have fun reading up, not only does it state the creation of duct tape during WW2 in also mentions the fact that it should not be used ducts. Later in the 1970s when it was actually used on ducts its name changed along with its colour (to silver) to suit the work it be used for. Tape was invented in the 1920s but that wasn't duct tape, it was masking tape. I doubt that you use duct tape on ammo cases, probably on ducts, like in Fraiser, fixing up a arm c

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But there IS a brand name, "Duck Tape". They even have a little ducky in a sailor hat as the mascot. You can't blame them if someone, much less a corporation, encouraged their idiocy. Mike Judge's "Idiocracy" is a prophecy! :(

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Hate to burst your bubble buddy but "Duck tape" is a brand of duct tape! So I could see how everyone grows up thinking it's called "Duck tape" and how many people do you know that actually try to emphasize the "t" on the end.

It's hard for me to believe you've never seen the word "laptop" before. How about ads? How about the side of the box your laptop came in? How about news articles? even television ads?

YDI that a huge pet peeve of mine. There is even a guy on TV commercials SELLING COMPUTERS and he pronounces it labtop. Seriously?? I really hope you didn't get the job.

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