Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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4

The tutor had enough of the young proposal team’s creative writing: “knotty, frivolous and haphazard given the import and propriety of this presentation; simply - balderdash!” (by docephesus)

3

Wrestling once again with the knotty problem as to whether my frequent and apparently frivolous interventions were by definition and without exception mere piffle, patent balderdash, and arrant fiddle-faddle, Holmes eventually remarked in that off-hand, haphazard way of his when under the influence, 'Well, Watson, let me see, is Mrs Hudson not yet returned, and is there honey still for tea? . . . and as for the radical vivisection you proposed, this might indeed for once have proved peculiarly instructive had we not been confronted by' - and here in appalled recollection he briefly held his finely chiselled aquiline nose between delicate fingers - 'a putrefying, bloated corpse'. (by Et Seqq)

2

"You're a very knotty boy," I said curtly, as I labored to disentangle the haphazard Gordian labyrinth of Dexter's shock-headed pate, "and if you think frivolously dunking your head into a vat of peanut-butter is the proper behavior for a young prince, that is complete balderdash young man, and I won't have it!" (by saintdufus)

1

Capitalizing on a knotty reality, a friend of mine claims that he attended Oxford for university, but it is frivolous balderdash since he in fact graduated from Miami University which is located, haphazardly it seems, not in England, not even in Miami, but in Oxford, Ohio. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Monday, April 11, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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