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:


Being but a layman where dental matters are concerned, I thought for some time that my nocturnal friend Grooella was more vamp than vampire; but a fortuitous glance at her palatal arrangement the other night (as she was sinking her canines into my jugular) convinced me that something rather ferly was going on (and I'm not talking about Ralph Ferly from Three's Company, either).

(by saintdufus)


Being a mere layman (or should I say 'layperson'?) relatively unfamiliar with the vocabulary of vituperative street talk, I was nonplussed when, having rather wittily asked the greengrocer 'Do you have no bananas?', he answered me not jocularly, and with the anticipated three letter word beginning with a palatal approximant, but with a most ferly response that quite took my breath away, namely 'Effineffoff', a fricative-laden injunction that I had not heard since rashly inviting the village vamp to partake of afternoon tea and crumpets at our celibate retreat, possibly to be followed by a nice game of cribbage.

(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 23, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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