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:


Though Pepo, my local guide of the Amazon, apparently named after the fruit that he used to love as a child so much he even ate its hard rind, was a popinjay who talked constantly about his hair and kept his chevron upper body deliberately exposed as he rowed, his knowledge of the realpolitik of the basin and of the nations that share it was surprisingly accurate. (by QuaQua)


Celebrity chef Klaus Klausman is a perfect popinjay, vain, talkative, lacking culinary knowledge, but compensating with a mastery of realpolitik, an instinct for negotiating, ascending ranks, and accumulating chevrons: qualities that have have earned him publishing deals even as he offers insufficient products, like his recent soufflé recipe that ludicrously calls for 35 pepos (does he mean pumpkins, squashes, or cucumbers?), a word up whose definition he's probably never looked. (by Rudi)


Ronny was quite the popinjay, prancing around the bar in his dark purple chevron jacquard bodysuit, gulping down pepo margaritas, and expounding shrilly on the realpolitik at work in the negotiations between the fruit pickers and the distillery workers, which apparently had nothing at all to do with equity and everything to do with PR. (by cusheamus)


American realpolitic was assaulted by a new lobbying force this week when a loquacious popinjay by the name of Diego Mittleman presented himself to the members of both houses of Congress as the sole representative of the "Chevron Pepo Consortium" whose stated goal is "to create parity in the currently unequal subsidies provided to orange growers vs. pepo producers." (by gumo420)


Swerving to avoid another pothole, the truck shed its bounty of Oaxacan pepos at the feet of a group of pueblo transvestites - including a popinjay sporting a Mercurial chevron moustache who minced forward, effortfully raised two of the heavy fruit to his bosom and piped to general amusement 'Well, hello boys!', as the women of the village, in quarrelsome realpolitik, clustered around, each eagerly salvaging from the dust those undamaged fruit that could serve for a meal. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 30, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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