By Naomi Berwin
Posted on June 19, 2013 in Fun Stuff with tags Abominable Snowman, Wednesday Wonder
We are ‘wondrously’ pleased to announce that we have teamed up with our friends at Brewer’s to bring you the Hodderscape WEDNESDAY WONDER. Each Wednesday we’ll be sharing one of the weird and wonderful gems from Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable – we hope you find them as enjoyable as we do!
As today is our very first Wednesday Wonder, we are starting with ‘A’. And so, without further ado, we present…
The popular name for the yeti, a large manlike or apelike animal said to inhabit the Himalayas. The term was popularized by climbing expeditions in the 1950s, and in 1960 Sir Edmund Hillary found footprints resembling those of a large bear. The phrase translates the Tibetan metohkangmi, from metoh, ‘foul’, and kangmi, ‘snowman’.