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:


“All geese think they are swans”, said the famously captious social critic in an imperious and hoary tone, “but wait”, I retorted as we stared at the graceful fowl gliding majestically on the glassy surface of the pond, “this is in fact a swan, your anserine comment is unjustified and I hope that it remains in your volition to see a swan as just a swan”, at which point he implored me to "stop being so naive".

(by Sami)



Is it unreasonably captious of me, grey-beard, salt-caked loon, to ask that you desist from your hoary tale - an anserine fabulation at that, neither credible nor entertaining - and instead find the volition to unhand me and allow me as Wedding-Guest to proceed to the jollifications?.
(by Et Seqq)


When I accused Linus of being anserine, he retorted that there was no shame in answering--that indeed, he answered people every day; was proud of it; and would unhesitatingly do so again, of his own volition, regardless of any captious objections I might put forth; and when I dismissed his hoary comments with a wave of my hand, he shouted: "Whorey? Hey, who you callin' a whore, you friggin' slut?!"

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Wednesday, July 27, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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