What does yök mean?
Ever wondered where yök comes from?
yök, written “lloc“ but pronounced the same, means “place” or “location” in Catalan.
It also stands as a metaphor for yolk- the center of things, where the energy is, and a binder of ingredients.
The two dots mark the link to Petz’s previous brand, Pöko Design.
Since we created the brand yök, other meanings have popped up:
yok = yeah + ok (according to the Urban Dictionary– tongue in cheek)
yok = non-Jewish boy or man (Yiddish, יוק in Hebrew)
yok = there isn’t, there aren’t (Turkish)
yok = disgusting (Finnish)
yok = farms on Menorca (written “lloc”)
ka yok = our universe (Mayan)
yok sh’ mosh = simple phonetic phrase (as heard in the movie “Borat”!) that sounds just like “how are you” in in Slovak (eastern dialect). The t-shirt designer Christianson’s grandmother and grandfather used this expression, which may be a mishmash of Slovak (Ako sa mash) and Polish.
Let us know if you know any other meanings!
And read this funny article: Word of the Day / Yok. A handy term to cut someone short may have gotten its start with the hapless Ottoman navy.