•about this critter: A shy, cyclopean, warty-potato-shaped, near-sighted, 'Dwarf' who galavants around the deep woods before dawn: "he stumbles and stamps along—thump, thump, clumpy clump!" – making deep holes in the paths that guides worked so hard to make flat… he has abnormally heavy, paving stone-like feet.
•History & Early appearances:
The Humpdumple is a fearsome critter from 1925s “Yearns of the big woods.” - this one was (probably jokingly) used to explain why Lumps and deep holes would suddenly appear in forest paths overnight. - [Notably: 'bigfoot's' name as we know it was popularized during the 1950s. - 'Sasquatch' predates that [coined in the 1920s, the hump dumple was published close to time the first 'footprint samples' for Bigfoot where taken. - So, it could be that the 'humpdumple' was related to the news from the time.]
The name is likely is just a pun on 'Humpty Dumpty' which dates back to the late 1700s! (No connection aside from the name. its likely just to be a joke.) There’s really not much else to say other than what I’m sure you’re thinking: yes, humpdumple also predates “mr potato head” by about 30 years!
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