Friday, March 19, 2010

tips for a great marriage

Volume 1: Y's secret to Being Right

Y: have you seen the Sellotape?


Sellotape??? What in the world is sellotape.

Y (dumbfounded): SELL-O-TAPE. Tape. Cellophane tape.

Me: I mean, I figured that's what you were talking about, but... sellotape? Who says that?

Y: Um. Everyone?! It's like Scotch tape. Here, let me repeat my question in a way you'll understand - (puts on his best redneck voice) Daci, have you seen that there sticky stuff?

Me (furiously googling "sellotape"): Wikipedia says it's a British tape brand.

Y (triumphantly): See!

Me: See?! What are you talking about? We don't live in England!

Y: So? Everyone knows that brand! (Sits down at computer innocently.)

Me: Everyone in your house knows that brand**. I get why you called it Sellotape now, but you are not allowed to get mad at me for now knowing what it is!

Y: Oh really?? Why don't you read the Wikipedia page... again.

Many Americans refer to Scotch tape as Sellotape, becuase [sic] the brand is universally recognized as a pseudonym for clear tape.

That's right, people. Y changed Wikipedia to win an argument. I think that is a testament to how awesome I am at being right. And, by the way, Wikipedia hasn't changed the entry back yet, so if you'd like to try this little trick at home, it might just work for you too.

**Y's dad is British - other fun phrases I've had to get used to include "having a lie down", "film pod", "sweeps", and "riding my footcycle".


  1. LMAO! You guys are hysterical! I have never heard of Sellotape before either, but changing a WIKI entry is the funniest shiite ever.

  2. well yoni had a double dose of sellotape because that what it is called in "hebrew" as well, and only in the states i heard the scotch tape term.
    Hey- you can always call me for support,i know these types of arguments very well....

  3. Y's redneck interpretation slayed me. I wish a film crew lived in your house to capture all of this on video.
    p.s. Ike's "huh" face is so so so so cute. If I had to pick a favorite Ike pic, I just couldn't do it anymore.

  4. aaaaahahahaha I loved on 30Rock when he said, "I'll see you in May for sweeps."