Native English speakers: Which one do you usually say, Band-Aid, adhesive tape, or plaster?
Which one do you usually say?
(a) Can I have a Band-Aid?
(b) Can I have an adhesive tape?
(c) Can I have a plaster?
Thank you. I'd appreciate your feedback.
- RichardLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
In the US, the product you reference is actually called a "bandage."
"Band-Aid" is a registered brand name for a bandage made and marketed by the Johnson & Johnson Company. Many Americans call the item a "Band-Aid" even if they do not buy the J&J branded product.
"Adhesive Tape" refers to a roll of sticky tape that some people put on bruises - often over some gauze.
"Plaster" is not used in the US, unless you are referring to a material placed on a wall surface.
- Chi girlLv 71 month ago
There are three different things in the US. And most people say Band-Aid.
- GuantanamoGeorgeLv 71 month ago
Adhesive tape is not the same thing. It can refer to any tape used to hold things together but in the US it's generally used for a type of tape used to attach large bandages or gauze pads to your skin. And you would say "Can I have some adhesive tape?" or "a piece of adhesive tape" not "an adhesive tape." "Tape" in this sense is an uncountable noun.
- robert2020Lv 61 month ago
Plaster, in the US is never used for what you're talking about.
You are describing what we call a band-aid. For a small cut.
"Adhesive tape". This is used to bind things like wires and pipes. Or maybe a gause to the skin. BUt usually called a bandage.
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- John PLv 71 month ago
In Britain I say "plaster". 'Adhesive tape' is what sticks things together, not people. Americans say "Band Aid". In Australia they say "Durex", but don't try that in Britain!
- capitalgentlemanLv 71 month ago
In Canada, we say Band-Aid, or bandage. Plaster is a UK term. Adhesive tape is something quite different.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Elastoplast or sticking plaster in my part of the UK.
- tentofieldLv 71 month ago
It depends on where you are. In Britain, "plaster" or "sticking plaster" would be the most common. In Australia and New Zealand it is "band-aid".
- 1 month ago
I say A) bandaid.
- Mark IXLv 71 month ago