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 myriad methods zetetic Are sisyphean, also pathetic -- The person who sees The thimblerig pea's Futurity must be prophetic. (by QuaQua)


There were myriad ways of hypothesizing which of the three cups would reveal the pea, but as I could not actually step into futurity, I decided to take a zetetic approach to answering the question and lift the cups myself prior to placing a risky bet -- a move that was not much appreciated by the thimblerig operator who saw himself as the only one with a right to that information in the present. (by Rudi)


Ms. Katz functions cognitively at a Late Paleolithic level to the extent that, while able to use tools with no innards, like hammers and spoons, she is utterly stymied by anything that requires a sense of interiority or futurity (such as, inside the electric pencil sharpener there is a receptacle for shavings which will need to be removed and emptied sometime during the next day or two), to the point that she cannot generate the intent to investigate why a tool isn't working since she is not anti-zetetic, but azetetic, unable to sustain the awareness of the myriad intricacies of insides (or even underneaths) but thinks objects are homogeneous like cylinders of baloney, so it is a hopeless, Sisyphean enterprise to try to explain something as simple as the thimbles in the old shell game of thimblerig hiding peas within, let alone that her cell phone contains a battery that must be periodically recharged. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Sunday, September 05, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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