cut and paste is an old newspaper expression from the pre-computer days, when you actually cut up pieces of text and pasted them together to be the basis for a newpaper page (a paste-up)
some people have kept the expression for computer editing; others use the more accurate copy and paste
I have never heard the Microsoft shortcuts Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V used as a term to describe this. Maybe it's "Chinglish"?
Wildan, it's not more accurate. Read Marget above. Sometimes you copy, sometimes you cut, sometimes you drag...
I do. All the time. As well as actually saying "control-C, control-V".Yeah, I understand, but we don't use "couper-coller" in French (or very rarely) and so, I wondered if there was an expression you would tend to use more often than the other.