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:


Knowing the diva had spent her career singing the parts of goddesses, fans accepted the grandiosity of her memoir, but all was not copacetic in the opera world when one critic condemned the text as reading "more like theogony than autobiography," refusing to support her entrance into the Valhalla of Wagnerian sopranos, a club for which this critic imagined himself the plenipotentiary dean of admissions. (by Rudi)


While hanging out in Valhalla, schmoozing with the valiant hoi polloi, Loki and Thor thought it would be a great idea to form a band and everything was totally copacetic until they had to think of a name: Loki wanted to call it the Theogonists but Thor thought the Plenipotentiary Master of Metal was soooo much better that they actually came to blows and Odin had to give them both a serious time out but Loki said “screw this”, headed to Earth and started a management company which explains the unearthly success of Bachman Turner-Overdrive. (by gumo420)


The god Tyr/Odin in Norse theogony is like Zeus/Jupiter in the Graeco-Roman system and Valhalla is a heaven roughly comparable to Elysium, although I suspect anyone sensitive to noise and averse to the blusterings of plenipotentiary sky gods would find Elysium somewhat more copacetic. (by cusheamus)


Realizing that the Christian missionaries from the mainland were plenipotentiary, despite his disbelief in their theogony, and his disappointment at its lack of a strong parallel for Valhalla, Thorgeir, a pagan at heart, and a shrewd politician, presented a copacetic way forward for the people of Iceland: "Believe what you want, but be a Christian in the eyes of the world!" (by QuaQua)


The plenipoteniary theogony that prevails in many rural parts of the country is that the spirits of the valiant among us, that live and die with honor, come back from Valhalla, as gods, to help the living lead copacetic lives. (by QuaQua)


Like some vox pop plenipotentiary from Valhalla, there he stood, foot in the door, canvassing to know what might induce me to subscribe to (a) polytheism (b) monolatrism, or (c) kathenotheism, and when I retorted that I didn't give a fig about theogony but inclined towards the chthonian he withdrew into the twilight, muttering - I assumed ironically -'copacetic, copacetic', so I called after him that I didn't give a fig about the origins of that either. (by Bud Myte)


Following rapid initial progress, the EU subcommittee charged with curriculum standardization for European divinity schools faltered due to rancorous disagreement about issues of theogony - matters had been copacetic until the eruption of an acrimonious dispute between the Vatican's plenipotentiary representative and the archbishop of Oslo, regarding the inclusion of Valhalla in the curriculum. (by sionnach)
The Quandary for Monday, January 25, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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