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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 / YokA handy term to cut someone short may have gotten its start with the hapless Ottoman navy.

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 / YokA handy term to cut someone short may have gotten its start with the hapless Ottoman navy.