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:



“My dear, kindly take your pother with the housekeeper elsewhere,” pleaded the Prime Minister as tactfully as possible, continuing, “since I realize you know nothing of adversity having been born with a silver spoon in your mouth, and you think the most important issue in the world today is that Mrs. Smith bought a new brand of dog food for little Poopsie, but right now I need to deal with the casuistry being espoused by the foreign affairs advisors to justify a military intrusion into Slobovia merely to satisfy a sports rivalry, and the torrid affair that our king is carrying on (which he believes is a close kept secret) with a seductive spy who probably originates from that very country.”

(by wordgirl)


Upon the harsh torrid plains ‘neath the Childressean mountain range two yak herders were able to forget  the  adversities of their lives  by embroiling themselves in a pother over which yak deserved to win the annual yak race trophy, but as their arguments lacked the necessary casuistry required for such a debate it would invariably end in an unseemly brawl, providing much amusement for the watching yaks as they both landed with a loud squelch- -legs in the air--in a pile of rich, putrid yak dung which had been fermenting nicely for many years; the rising steam from which could be observed from space.

(by Queen of East Pond)
The Quandary for Tuesday, May 08, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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