What does it mean to be or get stoked? Why do surfers feel so stoked all the time? Discover the origins of the most spoken word in post-heat interviews.
In Old English, the word “stoc” meant a “place.” That is why you can often find the word “stoke” in the name of cities and villages – Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke Newington, Stoke Bishop, etc.
As time went by, the word gave birth to new similar meanings, including a “meeting place,” a “place of worship,” or even a “dairy farm.”