By Anonymous
Today, while shopping with my 6-year-old daughter, she said, "Mommy, remember you wanna get duck tape!" A middle-aged guy nearby scoffed and told her: "DUCT, not DUCK. Dumb cunt." I ended up having to drive my bawling daughter home with no shopping. FML
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Ok, that's defiantly not a reference for the male spouse...
"The Old Man" is referring to ones father while "My Old Lady" is for ones girlfriend/honey/lover, oddly enough...

  octinate  |  17

I wouldn't have taken her home just yet. I would let her bawl in the old mans ears for a little longer, then taken her for an ice cream treat.

  MrConcise  |  34

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

  Mightytall  |  35

Some companies have even picked up on that common pronunciation and market their tapes with little duckies on the packaging...
That guy needs to chill and watch his language in front of children especially!

  marcranger  |  28

53, I'm 30 and say those two words so quickly that you can't really tell if I've said "duck tape" or "duct tape." I'm sure I'm not the only one for whom they're kind of indistinguishable.

  VeganVampyre  |  26

74, that's what I was thinking... Usually you can't even tell the difference. Which is why most kids end up thinking it is called "duck" tape; that's what it sounds like. Unless you say it really slowly and enunciate really clearly. But who has time for that?

  jthmtwin  |  16

My fist would have found his face so fast. He would need "duct tape" to hold it together. No one would ever talk to my daughter that way, calling a 6 year old a cunt. Grow the hell up.

  devildog562  |  33

# 130. Yelling is assault, while slapping him or punching the asshole is battery. Plus I'll tell you right now , if anyone talked to my 6 year old daughter like that, I would be standing in front of a federal judge. I look good in blue and orange anyhow.

  sturschaedel  |  27

53&74 Exactly! I thought it was called Duck Tape until I read on the package that it was actually called Duct Tape. By that time I was way older than 6, probably at least 10, because before that age I didn't know how English pronounciation works.

And when pronounced fast you can't really hear the difference. I usually say it as one word: "ductape".

  kirasant  |  19

I'd have definitely hurt the guy. In a heart beat. Besides that, the name brand of the stuff IS Duck Tape, complete with a duck logo. No one gets upset when you say Kleenex instead of facial tissue. As far as I'm concerned, both duck and duct is right.

OP should have beaten him with a roll of name brand Duck Tape. A big one.

  Ltsdragons  |  19

I'm pretty sure a lot of children call it 'duck tape' there's really no "right" way to say it. Especially since her daughter is only 6, makes the guy even more like an asshole. You don't say that to anyone. Like anyone. Whether they're 30 or 6, thats not right

  Bigfabthetruth52  |  22

it's not even that serious honestly

  doodlecloud  |  26

Plus if you say duck and tape together it sounds almost exactly like duct tape anyway. And vice versa. It's one of the few words that you can say wrong and still sound like you said it right.

  Levvy  |  22

No, it's still called duct tape, but Duck Tape is a specific brand thereof. I doubt they were shopping for any that specifically though. None of this excuses that stupid POS' behavior, though.

  gracehi  |  31

RIGHT??? I'd have screamed that fact at that guy, made him look like a moron to everyone around, and bitched him out for disrespecting my daughter. I might have even slapped the guy if I was feeling froggy enough. Ooooooh, my blood is boiling and I don't even know OP or her daughter.

By  denaeb123  |  24

Some people can be so rude because their lives are shit so they take it out on others! Its an awful situation but you can turn it into a lesson for your daughter and tell her how you should always be polite to others and not mean to random people because of your own sorrow. sorry that happened op!