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:



Heretofore, it had not occurred to Rudi how much time had passed, but he could hear his knees and other joints crepitate as he stood, confirming the passage of the years, with their one constant of daily sententious sentences, always clever, sometimes deliberately kitschy – or perhaps old fashioned, since 25 years had gone by – a silver anniversary – with more than 25,000 total submissions to QQ.

(by wordgirl)


Sententious is the word I have heretofore associated with Jack, given the terseness of his correspondence with me, and so I was startled to discover upon my recent visit to his home that he is decidedly more liberal with trinkets and baubles than he is with words, so profligate in fact that when I walked into the guest room I feared that the floor itself was not crepitating, but that all the noise was coming from kitsch that had somehow crawled under my feet.

(by Rudi)


"This is not the sort of design work we have done heretofore, we don't do kitsch", I tried to reason with the sententious and expansive popcorn billionaire, "I am sorry to say that you should seek out another architect if you wish to build yourself a house in the shape of a giant crepitating kernel." (by Sami)
The Quandary for Monday, September 24, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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