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:


Quebec, driven by an infallible motivation to protect itself from the encroaching English language from all around, has created a laager by inventing new French words to be used in place of otherwise licit English words in everyday usage, and creating and strictly enforcing didactic policies about word choice and font size (of French words, relative to English words) in signs throughout the city. (by QuaQua)


More concerned with creating the impression of infallibility than with achieving didactic aims, the professor laagers his ideas, encircling them with words, words, words -- vehicles of expression repurposed as barriers -- a defensive tactic that the tenure committee considers licit. (by Rudi)


To protect himself from awkward questions, the Reverend Doctor Heironymous Leighton relied less on real knowledge and more on his reputation for infallibility in any matter concerning the history of the Transvaal when he made the didactic pronouncement that laagers were nothing other than wagon-walls and could not licitly be said to describe a refueling formation for tanks. (by cusheamus)


He walked through all lines unscathed, entered our laager, only God knows how, and began a didactic tirade about the moral turpitude of war, the absence of licit covenants and the infallible truth of Divine will and that’s when we shot him. (by gumo420)


The autodidact who pens thoughts within a laager of his own devising will infallibly encounter only the licit. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, March 04, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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