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:


"My husband, the drama queen, is kinematic again," complained goddess Parvati to goddess Lakshmi, referring to Lord Shiva's thaandava (angry dance), "he's built some foofaraw about a devotee's wrongful accusation into a jumbo-size matter, so it will be midnight before the devotee is vindicated and Lord Disheveled restores his coiffure." (by QuaQua)


Medusa's coiffure was famously kinematic, but all her bouffant foofaraw was lost on Perseus who, thanks to a party pack of winged sandals, a cap of invisibility, a jumbo mirrored shield in which to gaze, and a well-honed sword, niftily sliced off her head while avoiding the customary petrification. (by Et Seqq)


Stranded on a desert island for six years, Marvin Helmsley never had access to the implements he needed to trim his burgeoning afro; and when at last he was rescued and returned to society, his hair had expanded to such a vast size that all previous records were shattered (one report clocked the 'fro at eight feet in diameter, though this was never officially confirmed); the hair magazines all made a big foofaraw about it, and it was rumored that a scientist at the Fashion Institute of Technology wished to conduct a kinematic study of the jumbo coiffure, comparing and contrasting its properties of motion against those of four other leading hairstyles. (by saintdufus)


It may seem like a trivial matter to you and me but my wife created a hellish foofaraw after her hairdresser at Jean-Francois' French salon downtown gave her a Jumbo jet 747 coiffure instead of the B-52 beehive she had requested, a look she deemed far less kinematic and 'dans le vent'. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Friday, May 20, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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