I was told the X is because it sorta looks like scissors. The V maybe
because it kinda looks like an arrow pointing down (set the cut or copied
piece down).

Sounds like a good question for SuperUser.com.

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On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Michael Ryan <michaelrtr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Bet that's why Ctrl-X is Cut too.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:57 AM, David Gibbs <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 8/4/2011 9:52 AM, Jerry C. Adams wrote:
Out of curiosity does anyone know who's bright idea it was to make C and
V
(along with Ctrl) the Copy and Paste keys? Okay, the C I understand,
but
why V? P was obviously taken by 'Print' but V doesn't make any sense.
For
about the fourth time today (and uncounted times in the past) I have
fat-fingered the Ctrl-C when I meant to paste.

Maybe because they are right next to each other?

Just a guess.

david

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