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:


Much as he would have liked to, Colonel Peters could not delegate the most unwieldy problem in his life to his batman: resolving the kulturkampf between his Catholic parents and Protestant inlaws and finding some way to dovetail their views was certainly beyond the capacity of that poor servant.

(by Rudi)


Akim was fortunate to have found a job, but now he had a kulturkampf raging within his heart, for rather than being assigned to duties that would dovetail with his beliefs and abilities, the diminutive Muslim was now batman to an officer who greatly enjoyed his drink and expected his servant to carry unwieldy boxes of items purloined from newly “liberated” towns.

(by wordgirl)



The Four-Star General and Supreme Commander trusted me completely as his loyal batman and aide de camp and occasional scout at some of Tampa’s glamorous social events but after I ridiculed him publicly because he buttered his bread with an unwieldy nineteenth century bayonet while I buttered mine with a simple modern knife, all mutual feelings of goodwill vanished and our good humor dovetailed into a bare knuckled kulturkampf in which I accused him of being "anachronistic" and he countered that I was "too European".

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 15, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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