Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


In a desparate attempt to escape, if only for a few minutes, from his vitiating wife, and perhaps from what had become a subfusc life as a house-husband after being laid off from his favorite job in mobile application development, Tom entered the toilet, sat down, closed his eyes, and went on a reverie filled with beautiful text msg acronyms and emoticons, when he heard her yell again: "where the hell are you?", in response to which all he could muster was a muted "GMAS". (by Kannan)


His muted, subfusc demeanor made him seem like a living antique, but the poet was quite well adapted to 21st century life, knowing how to defend his creative reverie against electronic vitiation by IMing "GMAS" to any online friend who would demand his attention. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 10, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

Since September 2009, word lovers have offered 7637 sentences — each one a surprise — to QQ's unique and growing library. Explore other Quandaries through our word list or the calendar below. View yesterday's QQ resolutions or pick a day at random.


We don't archive definitions. You can find the definitions on their respective sites by following the links above.

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2015 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.