1. You put the “snicker” in “snicker-snack.”
  2. It makes perfect sense to you. And that’s all that matters.
  3. When have you ever known Hunters to do as they were told?
  4. Mostly the hero–but with a healthy dash of the monster, too. That’s what it means to be a Hunter.
  5. Beware!


1871, coined by Lewis Carroll, who said it was a blend of fuming and furious.

The Frumious Bandersnatch

  • Fictional creature from Lewis Carroll’s 1872 novel Through the Looking-Glass and 1874 poem “The Hunting of the Snark”.
  • Has a long neck and snapping jaws, and described as ferocious and extraordinarily fast
  • Through the Looking-Glass says that Bandersnatches may be found in the world behind the looking-glass, and in “The Hunting of the Snark”, a Bandersnatch is found by a party of adventurers after crossing an ocean.
  • Carroll’s first mention of a Bandersnatch, in the poem “Jabberwocky”

Expanded info:

Flavor text “snicker snack”

  • An onomatopoeia of unclear meaning, referring to sharpness, or the sound of a blade cutting through something.
  • Coined by Carroll in his poem Jabberwocky, relating to snickersnee.



And the Banker, inspired with a courage so new
It was matter for general remark,
Rushed madly ahead and was lost to their view
In his zeal to discover the Snark.
But while he was seeking with thimbles and care,
A Bandersnatch swiftly drew nigh
And grabbed at the Banker, who shrieked in despair,
For he knew it was useless to fly.
He offered large discount—he offered a cheque
(Drawn “to bearer”) for seven-pounds-ten:
But the Bandersnatch merely extended its neck
And grabbed at the Banker again.
Without rest or pause—while those frumious jaws
Went savagely snapping around—
He skipped and he hopped, and he floundered and flopped,
Till fainting he fell to the ground.
The Bandersnatch fled as the others appeared
Led on by that fear-stricken yell:
And the Bellman remarked “It is just as I feared!”
And solemnly tolled on his bel