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:


Hans Riker, South African gold mine executive and rugby fanatic, ruminated over ways to use a simple business junket “down under” as a ruse to find ways to counter the effects of Maori machinations during the pre-game hakas, meant to intimidate and dishearten the opposition, by New Zealand’s All Blacks against their antipodean rivals the Springboks.

(by wordgirl)


'Twas during the "Kwanzaa on the Rhone" junket of '09, if memory serves: I was ruminating on possible new ideas for reality shows, trying to come up with a real humdinger, when all at once, the fruit of my machinations ripened, and the answer came thundering down on me like a ton of birdshit: 'twould be an antipodean rivalry, with one camp stationed at the North Pole, and the rival camp stationed at the South Pole; and the guys at one pole would play practical jokes on the guys at the other pole, and.....well........okay, never mind, the idea sucked.

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Sunday, November 06, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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