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:


"These days if you've got the gigmanity to postulate 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush' you're a spiritual advisor", fulminated the annoyed attendee walking out of the lecture at the Hare Krishna temple. (by QuaQua)


Repelled by his pastor's fulminations against material wealth, Jeremy transferred his faith to the pragmatic postulate that “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,” abandoning the abstract promises of God for the immediate rewards of gigmanity. (by Rudi)


Reverend Madoff postulated that Bob and Judy's gigmanity, their American-made, middle class, nominally Christian, Caucasian, midwestern, People magazine-conversant, monolingual mindset would result in their making financial decisions based on the belief that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, a stitch in time saves nine, and God helps those who help themselves, so he cut short his fulminations against risk-averse investors who were too unimaginative to invest in his proffered Eritrean oil futures and took a different approach, wherein he actually advanced them the amount he assured them would be their first quarterly dividend if only they would sign up. (by cusheamus)


Postulations on the obvious limitations of the gigmanity of newly acquired wealth aside, money does have its advantages and is typically eschewed by those who have been presented with its reward, usually in their youth, and chosen to fulminate an argument against it until real poverty and/or age drive them to the complete recognition of the value of “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” (by gumo420)


The hackneyed postulate 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush' speaks volumes for the wary gigmanity of the petite bourgeoisie, as do their indignant fulminations against every nonconformist initiative. (by Et Seqq)


The erudite Malcolm dissociated Reese's frozen tongue from the flag post through anatripsis of Reese's jaws while muttering various acronyms about heat conduction via the human body. (by QuaQua)


At first blush Willard appeared the erudite and enlightened practitioner of alternative medicine, and even his choice of company name - Quality & Unique Alternative Care of Kentucky – though representing a clearly off putting potential acronym, and against the advice of many, did not generate the flurry of dissociation among his colleagues, as well as the aggressive interest of the police, that his anatripsis breast and clitoral therapy did. (by gumo420)


Though their art has no less erudite an advocate than Hippocrates, who termed it Anatripsis, practitioners of therapeutic massage (sometimes indicated by the acronym TM in the medical literature) must still occasionally fight to dissociate their profession in the public eye from another ancient profession involving friction. (by Rudi)


The medical technician from ART (an acronym for "Alpine Rescue Team") rubbed Professor Michels' icy hands briskly between his own, hoping this anatripsis would restore the circulation quickly so that the learned professor could use, in addition to his erudition, his fine motor skills to dissociate the bits of poor dead Mrs. Lessner's scalp from the tufts of fur left by the marauding grizzly. (by cusheamus)


Miss Caprice had once again rubbed me up quite the wrong way with her inerudite anatripsis, so, as I left her parlour, still vastly incommoded by a nagging muscular tumescence, I vowed henceforth utterly to dissociate myself from the ACRONYMS club (Assured Cock Relief Offered Now You Miserly Saddos). (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, March 13, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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