#110636. Asked by enigma2009. (Nov 10 09 9:53 AM)
The simplest means of indicating verification or correctness is a single stroke, hence a tick or check mark.
Striking through is a simple pictoral means of negation such as the struck through cigarette in a No Smoking sign.
So X is basically a struck through check mark or tick indicating incorrectness.
Note that this convention is far from universal. In Japan, a tick means wrong and a circle means correct. For verification purposes in check boxes, crosses and ticks can often be used interchangeably. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_mark
Nov 10 09, 5:32 PM
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