The checkmark, which is also called tick, usually take this shape ✓. Some people believe that the Romans created this symbol. First, it took the shape of the letter v from the word veritas, meaning truth. But then it has changed through the time it is used in the spoken language to indicate approval or the concept of "yes," which means the correct answer. People usually use cross checkmarks ✘ in elections (ballot papers) to mark their choices; it is also used in grading system to indicate that the answer is wrong. In many countries like Korea and japan the use o instead of the checkmark.