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:


In Slartibartfast Peckinpah’s 1978 film The Dingleberry Bush, a marginalized dogsbody with the unfortunate name Phartemus Flatch takes on the role of the classic antihero, hijacking a jitney with a slingshot and diverting its course from Macchu Picchu to Oslo--a geographically implausible detour, which drew a predictable animadvert from film critic Roger Ebert (though Ebert’s sidekick, Richard Roeper, gave the movie a “thumbs up”).

(by saintdufus)



It is not my role to adimadvert upon the work of Pretty Boy Floyd, an antihero pursued by the police for his criminal activities, but much beloved by his neighbors for rising above his dogsbody status to that of a saint – Santa Claus – for liberating and contributing hundreds of pounds of groceries to fill their hungry stomachs on Christmas Eve, before making an escape in his employer’s jitney-cum-sleigh.

(by wordgirl)



Enough of these vituperations, of such unwarranted and caustic animadversions, sir, for I shall buttle as your lowly dogsbody no more but take the next jitney into town and find a position with a less dastardly antihero such Mr.Bertram Wilberforce Wooster, who I understand is currently looking for a man.
(by Et Seqq)


Desmondo Tolstoy's fiction glorified Joe Sixpack, the everyday man, the antihero, as for example in his novel 'Lethargy' in which the leading protagonist is a deadened dogsbody who drives a jitney for a living, shuttling retired people from their nursing homes to their bingo parlors, and enduring their sarcastic animadverting about his slow driving. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 26, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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