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:



Dr. Wyndover “Windy” Bagg was a pulmonologist who was renowned for his finely honed senses, and could auscultate the faintest crackle or wheeze in a patient’s chest, but he was also esteemed for using his vision plus the perception inherent in his wetware to subitize up to a dozen objects at a time, so it was not a surprise when he put his refined olfaction and taste to work in a new avocation as tester of fine wines and chocolates.

(by wordgirl)



At first, I did not find it particularly odd that Rosanne’s main avocation was to auscultate other people’s wetware, but when she invited me to her place the first time and I subitized all the brains that she kept in jars in her apartment, I decided to run away before she got hold of mine.

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Friday, June 22, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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