The clover symbol is a Saint Hannes cross which is sometimes found in Scandinavia as an ornament on Viking artifacts. It is also similar to a traditional heraldic emblem called a Bowen knot. However it is more commonly given nicknames such as '"cloverleaf", "splat", "splodge", "butterfly", "squiggle", "beanie", "flower", "cauliflower", "propeller" or "shamrock." Some believe the symbol to be named the "infinite loop", which is also the address for Apple world headquarters: 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014. Unicode standards documents such as U2300 (Miscellaneous Technical, Range 2300-23FF) call it the Place of Interest Sign. It is used in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as a symbol of "sites of historical or touristic interest", for example church ruins, museums, interesting natural formations, and so forth. It is used as a roadsign at such places.
The ⌘ came into the Macintosh project at a late stage. The development team originally went for their old Apple key, but Steve Jobs found it frustrating when "apples" filled up the Mac's menus next to the key commands. Since Jobs felt that this was an over-use of the company logo, he opted for a different key symbol. With only a few days left before deadline, the team's bitmap artist Susan Kare started researching for the Apple logo's successor. She was browsing through a symbol dictionary when she came across the cloverleaf-like symbol, used in Sweden for "attractions on a campground". When she showed it to the rest of the team, everyone liked it, and so it became the symbol of the 1984 Macintosh command key.
Det är nog precis det här dom kommit fram till. Knappen visar en symbol men folk säger allt annat utom "äppeltangenten". Kringlan, Bullen och Kommando är det jag brukar höra men det finns nog fler namn. Nu blir det kommando rakt över hela linjen och missförstånden färre.