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:



Dr Atkins decided to confront the elephant in the Obesity Task Force conference room by asking, “If it’s already a promethean task to convince people that their ventripotent mutts need more exercise and less food, how will we ever mount an effective exoteric awareness campaign for their masters to change their ways as well?”

(by wordgirl)


"You promethean, ventripotent mutt!" snapped Cap'n Crunch angrily--for the cereal-box admiral had woken up on the wrong side of the bed that morning (and that wasn't the worst of 't: he'd found a naked Count Chocula lying next to him, which had plunged the good Cap'n into doubt about his sexuality on the one hand, and his qualification to convey to the public his exoteric, family-friendly cereal message on the other). (by saintdufus)



“If we change just one letter in your name, it becomes Mutt”, one candidate hurled unkindly at another during the 200th televised debate, but the other would not be outshone and he retaliated mockingly “this certainly is an exoteric observation and an inappropriate one from the purported future leader of the free world, and while I may not be as promethean as you, Mister one-man think tank, I am not as ventripotent either because I am no fat cat lobbyist for Freddie Mac”.

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Monday, February 13, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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