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:


When the photo gear enthusiast read the specs of the new Voigtländer lens, he lost his sense, as well as his mense, and in a lascivious anacoluthon exclaimed, "Optical stud, lenticular beefcake, I really -- oh, tell me your price!"

(by Rudi)



If I started a sentence discussing the merits of presenting Brad Pitt on the cover of a magazine with mense in a designer suit, versus shirtless in a beefcake pose, then switched to discussing my upcoming cataract surgery and the prosthesis that would be inserted as lenticular, or having two convex surfaces, it could be considered an example of anacoluthon – or not?

(by wordgirl)


Time was running out for us to produce the first issue of our body-building magazine and we were scrambling to find one more model to mense our debut cover, when Tiny Tim, our nerdy copy editor in charge of correcting grammar, syntax and anacoluthons, offered himself, assuring us that, though he looked ill and scrawny to the naked eye, the camera's lenticular magic would render him as an omnipotent beefcake. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 10, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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