It's all most people really know how to do any more. Write something down? Nah. Cut and paste. Taken from one place, and put into another. It's really something when you think about it. Before computers and operating systems where a clipboard device is used, most people did not even relate to what this phrase could possibly mean.
Except, maybe, in the form of a ransom note on a murder mystery. Glue? Clippings? I dunno but let's take a look at what I've put together here.