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:


Imagine the critic's surprise when none other than the restaurant's matriarch, bedecked in a cerulean and azure apron, burst from the kitchen and told this pinstriped send-up of the whole snobby epicurean world exactly what he could do with the "watery" aioli, before pouring the whole mess on his head.

(by madamimadam)


As an impromptu send-up of Magritte's late-period Provençal style my table napkin cartoon depicted several pinstriped, bowler-hatted city gents impassively descending through a sky of pale cerulean towards a vast bowl of garlic mayonnaise dip labelled 'Ceci n'est pas un aïoli'.

(by Et Seqq)



So nettled was Jasper Lazuli by the ubiquity of oh-so-trendy gastropubs catering to those with too much privilege and too little intelligence - executives in other words, that he decided to send-up the whole damn madness and open a new bistro to melt their little pinstriped minds - would they fall for the cutting-edge cerulean aioli?

(by Mellifluous)
The Quandary for Tuesday, November 01, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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