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 for double bucky
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  double bucky
   adj.
  
      Using both the CTRL and META keys. ?The command to burn all LEDs is double
      bucky F.?
  
      This term originated on the Stanford extended-ASCII keyboard, and was later
      taken up by users of the space-cadet keyboard at MIT. A typical MIT
      comment was that the Stanford bucky bits (control and meta shifting keys)
      were nice, but there weren't enough of them; you could type only 512
      different characters on a Stanford keyboard. An obvious way to address this
      was simply to add more shifting keys, and this was eventually done; but a
      keyboard with that many shifting keys is hard on touch-typists, who don't
      like to move their hands away from the home position on the keyboard. It
      was half-seriously suggested that the extra shifting keys be implemented as
      pedals; typing on such a keyboard would be very much like playing a full
      pipe organ. This idea is mentioned in a parody of a very fine song by
      Jeffrey Moss called Rubber Duckie, which was published in The Sesame Street
      Songbook (Simon and Schuster 1971, ISBN 0-671-21036-X). These lyrics were
      written on May 27, 1978, in celebration of the Stanford keyboard:
  
  
      Double Bucky
  
      Double bucky, you're the one!
      You make my keyboard lots of fun.
          Double bucky, an additional bit or two:
      (Vo-vo-de-o!)
      Control and meta, side by side,
      Augmented ASCII, nine bits wide!
          Double bucky!  Half a thousand glyphs, plus a few!
      Oh,
      I sure wish that I
      Had a couple of
          Bits more!
      Perhaps a
      Set of pedals to
      Make the number of
          Bits four:
      Double double bucky!
      Double bucky, left and right
      OR'd together, outta sight!
          Double bucky, I'd like a whole word of
          Double bucky, I'm happy I heard of
          Double bucky, I'd like a whole word of you!
  
      ? The Great Quux (with apologies to Jeffrey Moss)
  
      [This, by the way, is an excellent example of computer filk ?ESR] See
      also meta bit, cokebottle, and quadruple bucky.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  double bucky
  
     Using both the CTRL and META keys.  "The command to burn all
     LEDs is double bucky F."
  
     This term originated on the Stanford extended-ASCII keyboard,
     and was later taken up by users of the space-cadet keyboard
     at MIT.  A typical MIT comment was that the Stanford bucky
     bits (control and meta shifting keys) were nice, but there
     weren't enough of them; you could type only 512 different
     characters on a Stanford keyboard.  An obvious way to address
     this was simply to add more shifting keys, and this was
     eventually done; but a keyboard with that many shifting keys
     is hard on touch-typists, who don't like to move their hands
     away from the home position on the keyboard.  It was
     half-seriously suggested that the extra shifting keys be
     implemented as pedals; typing on such a keyboard would be very
     much like playing a full pipe organ.  This idea is mentioned
     in a parody of a very fine song by Jeffrey Moss called "Rubber
     Duckie", which was published in "The Sesame Street Songbook"
     (Simon and Schuster 1971, ISBN 0-671-21036-X).  These lyrics
     were written on May 27, 1978, in celebration of the Stanford
     keyboard:
  
                       Double Bucky
  
       Double bucky, you're the one!
       You make my keyboard lots of fun.
           Double bucky, an additional bit or two:
       (Vo-vo-de-o!)
       Control and meta, side by side,
       Augmented ASCII, nine bits wide!
           Double bucky!  Half a thousand glyphs, plus a few!
               Oh,
               I sure wish that I
               Had a couple of
                   Bits more!
               Perhaps a
               Set of pedals to
               Make the number of
                   Bits four:
               Double double bucky!
       Double bucky, left and right
       OR'd together, outta sight!
           Double bucky, I'd like a whole word of
           Double bucky, I'm happy I heard of
           Double bucky, I'd like a whole word of you!
  
       - The Great Quux
  
     (With apologies to Jeffrey Moss.  This, by the way, is an
     excellent example of computer filk --- ESR).
  
     See also meta bit, cokebottle, and quadruple bucky.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-12-07)
  

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