Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Only a prima donna like Bubbles Shampain could continue to believe that she would rise from the omnishambles of her trailer trash beginnings to the fugacious fame (or notoriety) of reality television, win the heart and hand of The Bachelor, and settle down to a haimish Beverly Hills housewife existence.

(by wordgirl)



In the midst of the omnishambles this country is facing – bloodshed, widespread hunger and disease, displaced persons, bank failure – we need a strong, caring individual who will leave the haimish home fires to lead us forward – not some prima donna whose fugacious fifteen minutes of fame as president will allow him / her to line his / her pockets with our remaining assets and lead us further down the path toward total annihilation.

(by wordgirl)


"See, this is what happens," said Rabbi Turtlebaum, as he stooped to retrieve a fragment of detonated hog, "when you put a prima donna with fugacious experience in Jewish ways in charge of a bar mitzvah: a perfectly haimish event gets turned into an omnishambles."


(by saintdufus)


"I thought that you would be haimish but you turned out to be an insufferable prima donna, I know that our affair was fugacious but it was also omnishambles", Rosalba emailed me when she left, and I replied that it was fine with me because her vocabulary was increasingly grating on my nerves. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Thursday, May 31, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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