Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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In The Omnibus Commuter's Omnibus, there appears a redacted version of Horton Bellows' acclaimed bildungsroman Flight of the Caterpillar, the original edition of which was praised as "incredibly copacetic" by one enthused critic; the censored version, however, takes great liberties, omitting everything but the title and some of the punctuation marks.

(by saintdufus)


Travelling one afternoon on the Clapham omnibus, deeply engrossed in that very English bildungsroman 'Tristram Shandy', I was prompted by a voluble American seated next to me to agree that the Guardian's responsible redaction of the Wikileaks cables was copacetic; and so as not to be bothered again by such unwelcome interruption I replied simply 'yes indeed, very satisfactory'.

(by Et Seqq)



Algernon de Thame was simply frumious to discover, whilst being violently vibrated in the omnibus, that the copy of Le Papillon Frémissant he'd had sent from Paris had been crudely redacted by the customs censor-morons; at once a vituperative reply began to ferment in him, stressing that the numerous scenes in question were essential to the artistic meaning of this Bildungsroman and that they were jolly well mistaken if they felt that just because the characters spent most of their time lying down he would do the same on this issue - no indeed, not copacetic at all!

(by Mellifluous)
The Quandary for Friday, September 23, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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