Anna wanted some tape for her card decorations. She called it “washi” tape. Her mother had never heard of such a thing. It didn’t exist when she was a young girl.
Her mother was dumbfounded when Anna brought it up. “What is that?”
Anna was happy to explain. “It’s decorative tape that I can use to stick on cards or gifts.”
Ma wanted to know what it looked like. So Anna had to explain in lay-man terms. “It has polka dots or designs on one side, and it’s got glue on the other side.
“Oh, you mean like decorative sticky tape?”
Anna nodded exuberantly. And then she Googled to enlighten Ma about the washi tape.
Courtesy Google: The term “washi tape” refers to the fact that the tapes are made from Japanese rice paper and differentiates it from typical masking tape you might find in the hardware store.