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:


Hortense Nussbinder was the princess lointaine of my life: an ideal but unattainable woman, hell-bent on greenwashing the environmental atrocities her toxic waste disposal firm was inflicting on my village, and underplaying the danger from the selcouth mutants which arose from the swamp by the day--yet strangely fetching in gabardine booty shorts (let me be clear about one thing, though: 'twould be fallacious to infer that simply because I happened to favor the way her gluteal sulcus wobbled 'neath the warp and weft of certain erotic textiles, that somehow this signifies an approval of her sinister toxic agenda: on the contrary, I hated what she was doing--I just thought she looked smokin' hot doin' it, that's all).


(by saintdufus)



A leprechaun is a selcouth fellow to be sure, but it is a fallacious idea to greenwash his search for gold as a positive activity that in some way benefits Mother Earth, the princesse lointaine of all good environmentalists, when in fact, he is just another greedy abuser of the planet -- as are most humans today.  

(by wordgirl)



It may seem a selcouth thing that the Chinese government has built a monument to a princesse lointaine, a goddess representing the new growth of spring time, in a pristine park with outdoor artwork and a museum as a testament to the new abundance and safety to be provided by the Three Gorges dam, just a few hundred yards away, but it is a fallacious presentation and merely a greenwash of the environmental damage being wrought by the new factories and strip mining operations along the river, which spew brown waste into the air and water of the now deeper, darker river habitat.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Saturday, March 17, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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