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:



One of our favorite parts of college life was subsumed under the category of “Miscellaneous Events”, which trivialized how much we enjoyed the sober revelry of this hebdomadal rite for which we dressed up (often in thrift shop finery) to immolate animal flesh for our supper and to be catechized by our favorite professors on any number of meaty subjects, often with hilarious results.

(by wordgirl)


Having consumed more than his quotidian allotment of peyote buttons, the Aardvark instructed us to subsume the existing categories under broader ones: "...for instance, self-immolation should go under ways to keep warm," he advised, "and hebdomadal under needlessly complicated variants of perfectly simple words;" he then proceeded to catechize us on the Norse colonization of North America, ere tumbling backward from the davenport with an alarmed cry and plunging heels-over-head into a comatose state, akin to hibernation; and when at last he awoke, he believed himself to be the second coming of Barney Rubble, and would not be gainsaid, persisting in this curious delusion for an entire fortnight.


(by saintdufus)


A panel of three senior inspectors was formed to catechize the arrested leaders of the Jat community and gather the complete information as to who in the community’s last hebdomandal review meeting ordered or encouraged the innocent boys  to immolate themselves so that further pressure is put on  the government to subsume their community under the privileged ‘schedule caste’ category.

(by jayved)
The Quandary for Monday, March 26, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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