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:


Professor W. Erdsmith, known to all as a usageaster, was quite precise during his telephone purchase of pet products and used only the simplest words while ordering new toys for his precious Mimi, so didn’t understand why his home was suddenly invaded by winged flying mammals, prompting a panicked call to his colleague Dr. Vlad Drac, DVM, the chiropterologist at the nearby university, to rid his home of the creatures; whereupon, the corps of grad students and research assistants who accompanied their mentor pointed out the professor’s repeated use of the spoonerism “bat call” when he meant to say “cat ball”.

(by wordgirl)


My son said one day that he loved 'Manbat', which I mistakenly interpreted as a spoonerism for Batman, and when he later said that he had 'joined a corps of like-minded aficionados of humanoid chiropterology', I remained oblivious to his new interest and sniffed like an ignorant usageaster that he ought to focus on his homework instead of using words that don't exist. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Monday, July 30, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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