cokebottle definition character, humour
/kohk'bot-l/ Any unusual character, particularly one you can't type because it isn't on your keyboard. MIT
people used to complain about the "control-meta-cokebottle" commands at SAIL
, and SAIL
people complained about the "altmode
-altmode-cokebottle" commands at MIT
. After the demise of the space-cadet keyboard
, "cokebottle" was used less, but was often used to describe weird or non-intuitive keystrokes.
/Motif window manager
, "mwm" keystroke for switching to the default keybindings and behaviour is control-meta-bang
. Since exclamation mark
might be thought to look like a Coke bottle, Motif
hackers referred to this keystroke as "cokebottle".
See also quadruple bucky