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:


Our date's going well, but then she wants to ride in the funicular, and I tell her, listen, I got acrophobia, I got claustrophobia, I got high taxes, bad breath, a few lawsuits I can't mention while they're sub judice – so much tsuris I'm veritably verklempt – last thing I need is funiculitus! (by Rudi)


What I heard was ‘Some Jew to see’ and I thought ‘you anti-Semitic bastard’ and was set to get another lawyer and sue this one until he explained that sub judice just meant that it was before the court and I felt a little better but the tsuris from the tourist when the funicular failed was still a veritable feast for the lawyers in this farcockteh tale. (by gumo420)


The business of the funicular cable's breaking still being sub judice, and a veritable hailstorm of suits about related matters still undecided, Arthur really didn't need the tsuris of answering all those questions about the dead deli owner found in his apartment's dumpster. (by tree)


Schlomo, the cable guy, - funambulist manqué - in hazarding a veritable funicular pirouette lost his footing and plummeted earthwards, embedding himself in the awaiting sastrugi and wailing loudly 'oy veh, tsuris' - the which lamentation goggle-eyed onlooking goys misinterpreted as 'Go away, tourists' - with the actions brought by incensed hoteliers remaining discreetly sub judice to this day. (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Saturday, January 23, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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