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:


Every year, the family's July week at Mrs Higgins' seaside guest house was John's own private calvary: commands, admonitions and prohibitions pasted up by every door like so many mezuzahs; flyblown refections scourged by sand; and parents so oblivious to his misery that he found comfort only in the xenogenic belief that he must surely be a blue-blooded foundling.

(by Et Seqq)


My parents have always differed on religious matters: my father laboriously erects an austere calvary tableau every Easter, while my mother is all about the mezuzah on the doorpost and the menorah in the refection area; as for me, I'm rather xenogenic in this respect, taking after neither parent: for I worship Barney, the Purple Dinosaur, being one of a rapidly-growing number of Barneyites, adherents of Barneyism--and if you have about 45 minutes, I'd like to share with you the Good News about the Lord Barney.

(by saintdufus)


Mr. Alonzo Dickens, America's wunderkind author, saw himself as the inventor of the 'xenogenic genre of fiction' in which incongruous historical, religious or cultural themes are meshed together in one story, for example as in his novels Cavalry on the Calvary: how American dragoons saved Jesus from crucifixion in extremis and rewrote the history of Christianity and The Pope's Mezuzah: Was John Paul jewish? and his seminal tour de force Lindsay Lohan's Philosophical Refection: Selected Readings from Cicero's De Republica and De Legibus.

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Wednesday, June 22, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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