i didn't have an actual roll w/ the green plaid on it, but i found a refill and an empty roll in my junk drawer (yeah, i know, that should tell me something). but even the empty one says 'scotch' on it. there you go! SCOTCH TAPE!
and my husband has just pointed out that all this discussion of 'sellotape' helped make something from harry potter make a lot more sense. in book 2, ron breaks his wand and fixes it with 'spellotape'. he said the harry potter wiki defines it as the wizarding equivalent of sellotape. haha. i said i was glad some nerd had devoted his life to clearing up the confusion of the international masses! lol.
For goodness sake, I could have cleared that one up for you. I happen to be almost fluent in British venacular.
well maybe you should start a website.
I actually knew what scotch tape was but thanks for clearing the confusion up!
I have to say that we grew up calling it cellotape. Must be because India was colonized by Britain.
so i guess i was aiming that at pei. didn't she say she'd never heard of it before?
No, no, no. Confusion reigns all around, a testament to how hard it is to communicate without inflection! As I posted on Kate's site, I am very familiar with scotch tape because my kids go through it by the 12-pack-full (and keep Costco in business) I was merely noting that I hadn't really heard people use "scotch tape" in the generic. I think I'm hanging around too many preschoolers who say sticky tape. I'll go find some big kids and listen to their language... hmm, not a good idea, there's probably going to be a lot of cussing going on... :-) Thank you, though, for your concern with my americanization ;-)
okay, sorry! it seriously sounded like you guys had never heard of scotch tape. i hope no one thought i was being condescending.