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:


“When one is attempting to affect a tone of gravity, avoid'm – clitics'll getcha!” warned the debate coach before he slipped on his shoelaces and fell, thereby bilocating himself in the team's imagination as an authority and a fool – the entire incident suggesting that to employ certain colloquial contractions suddenly in serious speech is a serious faux pas, a false step that might lead to a serious faceplant. (by Rudi)


Frances lay on the ground stunned, having rather ungracefully executed a faceplant off her bicycle (a faux bilocation which instantaneously transposed from her perch atop its saddle to the ditch alongside the road); the small crowd of onlookers seemed prone to clitical exclaim: “That‘ll leave a mark” and “What’dya think you’re doing?” were discernable amid the clamor. (by luigi)


Find the clitics in “Seems it’s untrue That he faceplanted ‘cause he was blue; T’was simply a faux Houdini, y'know, Bilocation’s his pending todo.” (by QuaQua)


After twenty minutes of "When an enclitic is joined to a word, the accent falls on the syllable next before the enclitic" and the like, Madeline prayed for the gift of bilocation so, while one of her bodies was stuck in the back row of Introductory Latin, the other could be back at the dorm taking a nap, and then after ten more minutes, she did a faceplant onto her desk, demonstrating a faux or perhaps simply partial bilocation: the outside of her head was still in the classroom while the inside was in the Land of Nod. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Friday, September 03, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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