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:


There is an apocryphal tale--the source of many a bitter polemic debate, I hasten to add--in which Jesus suffers a coronary while teaching on the Mount of Olives: clutching his breast, he cries out, "Jesus H. Christ!", prompting Judas' perfectly apposite response: "What does the 'H.' stand for?" (by saintdufus)


When I had my first coronary - just as I was downing another pint of mine host's amber nectar at the old Crown & Sceptre - there I was all doubled up with these terrible chest pains, but Jim somehow seems to think it apposite at that moment to ask offhandedely if I'd like a game of snooker, whereupon Bert launches into a polemic about the evident superiority of billiards, even going so far as to claim that Mozart wrote music while playing the game - which I remember thinking, as the paramedics arrived,  was apocryphal, and no doubt just another of Bert's famous porkies.

(by Et Seqq)


I once heard that a firebrand separatist, having delivered a frothy polemic to dozens of rabid South Carolinians, collapsed forthwith from a massive coronary; and although the tale is likely apocryphal, I find it altogether fitting and apposite that he landed face-first in a bowl of grits.

(by mjrave)
The Quandary for Monday, August 15, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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