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:



Once upon a time, in the far-off land of Purkledonia, there lived, within the flexuous walls of Castle Crockarty, the flighty and capricious Princess Hula, who, much to her astonishment, had  been granted the postremogeniture of her grandfather’s estate viva voce from the Town Cryer, and who, upon hearing this wondrous news, set out at once to purchase every pair of pink fluffy slippers in the kingdom; her intense dislike of pink notwithstanding.

(by Queen of East Pond)


The decision to have the title and lands of the kingdom pass in postremogeniture fashion was not a recent capricious choice but rooted in a tale of coercion from long ago, when King Karl was held captive by his youngest child in the flexuous coils of her fearsome serpent companion until the whole populace had voted viva voce to change the order of succession.

(by wordgirl)


The startling news made its way, viva voce, through all the hills and dales, along all the sinuous highways and flexuous byways of the kingdom: Prince Barliman the Obscure--the capricious ninth son of King Fardelbast XI and his wife, the hauntingly beautiful Queen Frodo III--had been given the postremogeniture, eclipsing his eight elder brothers: Chaucer VIII, Nordberg XII "the Odious," Hotspank VI, Horndog III, Treebeard XIX "the Mellifluous," Fatbody XV, Diaper Dan IX "of the Vales," and Crotchberry XIII.


(by saintdufus)


In 1876, Prince Whackadoodle IV,  after ascending the postremogeniture throne of Scotland in preference to his eight elder sisters, passed decrees capriciously making flexuous rules for the kingdom amongst which the most ridiculed one directed for all further decrees to be made viva voce, in order to save time.

(by akshayats)


His father’s affections were once flexuous, but as Aaron sat with the family postremogeniture, standing stout and unaffected by his side, watching his inheritance slip away viva voce, by their recently passed father’s own tongue, he knew he would be left nothing but what his capricious little brother left to him.  

(by tobiasven)
The Quandary for Monday, February 27, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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