Once and for All: Is It Duck Tape or Duct Tape?

Duck is a brand name. Duct sounds more logical. What a sticky problem.

If you happen to be working on a Halloween costume this week, remember two things: Nothing beats duck tape when you need to fashion a quick coffin or a knight’s shield, and if you do a really good job of it, you can enter the annual Stick or Treat contest (first prize: a thousand bucks), which crowns the most innovative use of duck tape.