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:



I’d complained to my boss about the operose way of moving our projects through the seemingly obsolete approval process which still used “floppy” diskettes and paper folders, but never expected to react by having nightmares about being a Lusophone chantepleure who roamed the streets of Lisbon, singing about the glories of the electronic age, and weeping about the piles of “hard copies” heaped atop her work station.

(by wordgirl)



A little-known chapter in the history of music is the short troubled life of the Portuguese opera, in which Lusophone sopranos launch into ten-hour chantepleures, an operose effort which induced nightmares among spectators and which led a dejected half of the population to emigrate to Brazil in search of a little quiet.

(by Sami)


Holy frijoles, I just had this horrible nightmare about a Lusophone proctologist proclaiming "the Gospel of Rodolfo" in a sort of whiny chantepleure, as in the background a 50-foot chryselephantine statue of Judd Nelson was being erected using an elaborate system of hamster-wheels (which seemed to me an unnecessarily operose way to do 't).


(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Saturday, December 03, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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