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:


A lawyer and a sawyer walk into a bar and the lawyer says “You don't have any substantive arguments, you just cut things in half,” and the sawyer says, “You must be in the Land of Oz, I'm the gubernatorial candidate,” and the lawyer says “But that's my only line!” (by debbie)


The gubernatorial candidate must have been living in a Land of Oz – far, far away from the state she hoped to lead – if she thought that her honest discourse and substantive platform would stop her opponent's expert political sawyers from felling her campaign with the cheap blades of slander and misrepresentation. (by Rudi)


Several of the candidates in the Commonwealth's gubernatorial primary have comfortable occupational surnames (Schneider, Fletcher, Sawyer, Potter) but I think that what our self-satisfied little Land of Oz needs is the opportunity to vote for someone with a heftier name, one that promises substantive contributions along more adventurous lines, somebody called Scipio Africanus or Olaf Tryggvason or Ala ad-Din Muhammad. (by cusheamus)


'Indeed, we are in substantive agreement on all gubernatorial matters of policy,' declaimed Dave and Nick in ragged unison on the threshold of No.10, each praying that the dystopian Land of Oz they were about to enter possessed a sawyer who might give their noses a regular quick prune, for they had each put on two whole inches just in the course of that one desperate affirmation. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, May 14, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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