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:


'Twas Lammas, and as if by some sixth sense I understood that the oenophiles, their goblets overflowing with ruby-red vintage, were going to sing this day--sing, aye, as they had never sung before: which would not have been so bad, except they were going to do it in that incredibly annoying overly-melismatic R&B style, leaping and diving erratically up and down the vocal register like the lines of a seismograph, a style which invariably gives me a headache.

(by saintdufus)



Maybe it's my uncanny sixth sense, but somehow I just knew that you must be a pagan oenophile the moment I saw you sniffing and spitting out the communion wine the Sunday after Lammas Day when we'd all gathered to bless the harvest, and when - all too obviously not knowing the words - you'd rendered 'We Plow the Fields and Scatter' as one long yawning melisma.
(by Et Seqq)



Rostang de Capre, enjoying himself at Lapurd Blobeville's Lammas wine tasting celebration as only a true oenophile can, was emphatically not gruntled when a sixth sense told him that the 'ambient entertainment' would be Malkyn Pharaildis and her melismatic interpretations of the agonies of a stalk of corn shrivelling in the August sun.

(by Mellifluous)


On August 1st, Lammas Day (erroneously translated as Le Jour des Lammas), France's most famous sommeliers and assorted oenophiles gathered in Chateauneuf du Pape to compete in the Winelympics, a contest to identify the origins of one thousand unlabelled bottles of wine, with some deploying their considerable nostrils to the task, and others summoning their sixth sense through eyes closed and a long melismatic chant. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Monday, August 01, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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