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:


"In a pig's eye that pug'll take my woman!" roared Grandpa Mordred, as he swung his jealous foot into the unfortunate yarbles of Gandalf the Grey, sending the tiny hound yelping through the air and into the conservatory (note: this kind of behavior is typical of Tellurians, Your Lordship: they're ruled by a multitudinous array of irrational emotions, like suspecting a four-pound quadruped of furtively shagging one's octogenarian bride).


(by saintdufus)


When the professor sounded excited and looked as though he seriously believed that George, a student of his class, was going to present to the panel a ‘well researched’ theory that ‘out of multitudinous species of Tellurians that grace this planet, only the pug breed of dog has the extraordinary power to first sense a looming earthquake’, George laughed out loud saying that ‘in a pig's eye the pugs have such unusal powers’, reminding the professor that it was the first day of the month April.

(by jayved)



“In a pig’s eye”, was my grandpa’s response to my tale of our pug Max returning from a trip in a space capsule to Mars, where he was greeted by multitudinous Martians as a fine example of a Tellurian, and I wondered why it seemed plausible that a girl from Kansas could wind up in the Emerald City of Oz but Pug couldn’t visit the Red Planet.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Sunday, March 25, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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