Friday, December 19, 2008

for my not-so-american friends

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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!

8 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. For goodness sake, I could have cleared that one up for you. I happen to be almost fluent in British venacular.

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  3. well maybe you should start a website.

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  4. I actually knew what scotch tape was but thanks for clearing the confusion up!

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  5. I have to say that we grew up calling it cellotape. Must be because India was colonized by Britain.

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  6. so i guess i was aiming that at pei. didn't she say she'd never heard of it before?

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  7. 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 ;-)

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  8. okay, sorry! it seriously sounded like you guys had never heard of scotch tape. i hope no one thought i was being condescending.

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