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:



Since arguing and shouting hadn’t helped him validate his assertion that he no longer was a lecherous young man, Sid Satyr remembered the words of his therapist, took a deep breath and counted to ten, envisioned himself as a mensch and softly softly began to explain again to his new boss that he was not “the jerk who was dating” his daughter.

(by wordgirl)


In Moishe Nimrod Weinstein's play The Satyr and the Mensch (which won the Jean-Luc Picard Award for Inappropriate Drama in 2002), a decent, upright, mature, and responsible person named Mendel Turtlebaum encounters a faun in pantyhose loitering in a sylvan copse, and the goat-man gives Mendel a chance to validate his existence by answering three riddles; but Mendel unexpectedly foils the satyr's game by softly-softly inquiring why it's wearing pantyhose--which throws the beast into confusion, buying Mendel time to swing a Birkenstocked foot into the creature's mythological yarbles and bolt.


(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Sunday, May 06, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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