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:


True, my third wife had her good points: her cooking was delightful, and I suppose her face had its own homespun charm; but when synchronicity struck and I ran into my foxy neighbor on the street just as I was trying to remember her phone number, I said toodeloo to my marriage without a soup├žon of regret. (by Eli)


Although Gus greeted me with a hearty hello and handshake, I noticed a soupcon of "toodeloo" in his voice, and a tremor in his thick palm, as if, after all his recent late-night reading, his new study of the concept of synchronicity, his pricey adventures on the analyst's couch, his frenzied introspections about time, consciousness, and coincidence, this thought-troubled soul could no longer experience a greeting as separate from the goodbye he would eventually give his friend, glass filler and emptier, his good old beer-buddy... and in perceiving this very change, decent Gus thought he was saying farewell to the homespun simplicity, the innocence, the Edenic ignorance of his earlier mind -- toodeloo -- but not so -- bottoms up! (by Rudi)


Beethoven's famous 'Lebewohl', or 'Les Adieux', or (as it is commonly known in English) 'The Toodleloo' Sonata, Opus 81a of 1810 finds curious synchronicity with the extinction of moose in the Caucasus, but there is not a soupcon of evidence to support that vicious calumny advanced by certain homespun purveyors of ripping yarns that the composer was ever at all aware of this tragic loss, let alone a debauched bon viveur greedily complicit in precipitating it. (by Et Seqq)


The mid-afternoon arrival of a tour group from London coincided synchronistically with a BBC film crew shooting the American segment of a British soap opera and a gathering of the Denver Anglophiles Meetup Group at the grand opening of Mrs. Frida Hassenpfeffer's Authentick Olde Englishe Tea Shoppe, all of which briefly infused the folksy homespun Rocky Mountain atmosphere of the town with a soupcon of transatlantic flavor, until sunset, when the air rang with toodle-oo! cheerio! and ta-ra! as they went their separate ways. (by cusheamus)


And the visit ended with sympathetic synchronicity as I waved toodeloo, the soupcon of peony fragrance wafting up to my nostrils as I recalled my dear wife on whose behalf I had trekked to Maya's homespun homestead. (by Megan Louise)


Both my wife and her vile homespun stew, Left with Wolfgang and said "toodeloo": Synchronicity struck, Now they bear the name "Puck"; Twenty bucks, one soupcon of her goo. (by QuaQua)
The Quandary for Friday, September 10, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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