Do people seriously still say 'CUT & paste'!

by TimGreen1 26 replies
Is it just me or does it really annoy you when people say 'CUT & paste' if you have any knowledge of a computer whatsoever you will know that 'CUT' means it will remove the text if it is editable, if you are copying from a website you are 'COPYING & pasting'.

Simple:

Cut = remove text

Copy = text stays in place

I'm not a computer nerd or anything like that but it really annoys me when people don't say it right!

Rant Over!
#off topic forum #computer #copy #cut #paste
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  • Profile picture of the author Formal Shorts
    Cut & paste predates computers. People would literally cut out pages and use glue to paste them on to different pages
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  • You may not be a computer nerd, but you are probably not old enough to remember when graphic artists and copy editors actually DID literally cut and paste onto a board to make copy layout AND early printed circuit board design...it's a terminology that is understood, but may seem archaic to you, like 'dialing' a phone...or a website 'radio' button - get used to it...it's going to be around for at least a generation...

    And when was the last time you saw a phone with a rotary 'dial'? :p

    Rant over :p...and out.

    "over and out"...now that always bugged me...:rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I don't even think I will be able to sleep tonight pondering this......
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    • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
      I detect a slight sprinkle of sarcasm!

      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      I don't even think I will be able to sleep tonight pondering this......
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by TimGreen1 View Post

        I detect a slight sprinkle of sarcasm!

        No. No. No. Kim is known for getting stuck in pontification loops. He'll probably be up for days and then -- BOOM! -- he'll solve the riddle with quite an elegant solution.

        He's not cranky or sarcastic at all.

        Prepare to have your mind blown in three days hence.
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          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          No. No. No. Kim is known for getting stuck in pontification loops. He'll probably be up for days and then -- BOOM! -- he'll solve the riddle with quite an elegant solution.

          He's not cranky or sarcastic at all.

          Prepare to have your mind blown in three days hence.
          This actually took more than 3 days,it was a tough one,but I think I finally came up with the answer!!







































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    • Profile picture of the author Halcyon
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      I don't even think I will be able to sleep tonight pondering this......
      You too?

      I shall place this in my pantheon of issues to ponder, right next to -
      why do birds crap on my car right after I wash it?


      I detect a slight sprinkle of sarcasm!
      No need to wonder about mine. It was quite sarcastic.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Halcyon View Post

        I shall place this in my pantheon of issues to ponder, right next to -
        why do birds crap on my car right after I wash it?
        I was born on a farm, so being brought up close to animals and nature, I know why our feathered friends do that. Not many know this, but birds are highly benevolent creatures. Most birds do this because they want to protect your car from the sun's rays. In days of yore it used to be called "bird wax." So now, when a bird coats your car with a layer of protection, you can shout out, "Thank you, oh benevolent birds, for blessing me with your bird wax."

        How about that!
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Tim,

    YOU are talking about NEW SPECIFIC METHOD terms that oversimplify an ANCIENT METHOD to meld several documents. In fact, they would often COPY a document to CUT out parts they would use. So what would you call THAT? Copy, CUT and paste?

    There are a LOT of terms that are lost in antiquity. HECK, some are less than 100 years old. Can we please TRY to save this one? MANY languages are related to latin. HECK, the guy that started RUSSIA was from NORWAY! Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish are VERY similar, yet they have decided even to have different alphabets! ALL use LATIN for the core characters!

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    • Profile picture of the author George Wright
      Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

      Tim,

      YOU are talking about NEW SPECIFIC METHOD terms that oversimplify an ANCIENT METHOD to meld several documents. In fact, they would often COPY a document to CUT out parts they would use. So what would you call THAT? Copy, CUT and paste?

      There are a LOT of terms that are lost in antiquity. HECK, some are less than 100 years old. Can we please TRY to save this one? MANY languages are related to latin. HECK, the guy that started RUSSIA was from NORWAY! Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish are VERY similar, yet they have decided even to have different alphabets! ALL use LATIN for the core characters!

      Steve
      You have a disaster in the works.

      Your finished product would be frankenstein's monster of documents.

      The final step would be copy, making your method...

      Copy, cut, paste and copy.

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  • Profile picture of the author tano14
    WOW - of all the things to discuss - that's what you came up with. What is worse than your post is me posting a reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    What The H#LL! You could have told me that it wasn't cut a few minutes ago...

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    You know what really p!sses me off?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      You know what really p!sses me off?
      Bacon?






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      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      You know what really p!sses me off?
      I hav3n't got a clu3. :confused:
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    • Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      You know what really p!sses me off?
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Bacon?
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      How could bacon make anyone unhappy??? It only wants to be Loved
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Ummm... Yeah. I say that, at least when that's what I'm doing.

        I moved a chunk of one email to another in a series of lessons today, and it was a cut and paste operation. Cut from one text file and pasted into another.

        This thread is a bit bizarre even for OT...


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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      You know what really p!sses me off?
      It's people who ask questions like this, and then don't bother to answer it.

      Banning's too good for 'em.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        It's people who ask questions like this, and then don't bother to answer it.

        Banning's too good for 'em.
        Yeah! I reported the dude. That'll learn 'im.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    When someone asks me to repeat myself after I just made an effort to say something, I sometimes say, "Copy, paste," instead of the the aggravation of saying it over again. "Cut, paste," would work too.
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    You do what?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by garyv View Post

      You do what?
      I literally LOL'ed. I was thinking the exact same thing.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        I am fine with "cut and paste" saves me having to type another word in, "copy".

        But the most annoying thing being used in the English language is combining words together...

        like Lagoonarium, (aquarium and lagoon) or Dogalog, (catalog and dog) which was used in a hardware add with dogs in AU.

        Those terms may be clever, but they really P*** me off!

        Glad l won't watch adds, anymore!
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