Dominicans love sticky tape, or taypee as they pronounce it. It is usually black but in our house we were left a roll of silver tape by some American friends, so our whole house is full of things stuck together with silver taypee. The washing machine has been taypeed. Electric cables throughout the house are stuck together with taypee. Under the kitchen sink, all the pipes have taypee wound around them. This picture is of a fly and mosquito murdering device which delivers an electric shock to them. It stopped working but was mended in no time and as you can see, its handle is now totally covered with taypee.
My husband decided to play baseball in the garden, but the only problem was there was no bat. In true Dominican fashion the problem was fixed in a jiffy, and he just broke the handle off the sweeping brush and hey presto one baseball bat, albeit a little bit thin.
I then wanted to sweep the house, but the handle on the brush was only 2 inches tall and although the brush itself was still fine, it would have only been easy to use if you were 8 inches tall, and I am a little more than that. After a week of sweeping whilst sitting on my bottom, I asked him to fix the brush.
Easy, simply bring on the taypee. As you can see the brush has been fixed, although I was not too chuffed that there is now a big hole in the middle of it, making sweeping a tad more difficult. I pointed this out to him and he said. "Yo resolvi," meaning I fixed it.
"Yes my love, you did fix it," I replied sweetly. "BUT IF YOU HADN'T BLOODY SNAPPED IT OFF IN THE FIRST PLACE IT WOULDN'T HAVE NEEDED FIXING WOULD IT?"
Does anyone have more interesting things which are taypeed together?