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:


Back from watching The Nutcracker, mom and dad hit the glogg with a force reserved for Christmas celebrations while the girls felt behooved to glissade across the hardwood floors in their holiday best in homage to the Sugar Plum Fairy, leaving only uncouth cousin Tom (was he switched at birth?) drinking his low class bullshot as the evening progressed. (by debbie)


“Clive, mate, it would behoove you to write your Christmas songs while sober, and you need more than a little help, since ‘eggnog’ rhymes with ‘grog’, not with ‘glogg’, which has an ‘o’ sound similar to the French ‘boeuf’, like the broth in that liter of bullshot you’ve just ingested, and your slide guitar glissade sounds like a direct rip-off from a George Harrison solo.”

(by wordgirl)


"It would behoove you to retract that bullshot you just posted," wrote one outraged gamer on the newsgroup, for everyone knows that in the massively multiplayer online game Christmas DanceDown II, there's no way to get a Scandinavian avatar to perform a glissade—no matter what a doctored image might show—after his glogg intake exceeds 5 cups.

(by Rudi)


Glug, glug, glug, went ruddy-cheeked Santa, gulping down a warming seasonal glogg followed by a bracing bullshot (magic water beefed up with meaty broth - as any yule fule kno) before glissading ever so wobblily over to his snow-bespawled sleigh; for, children, it now behooved him to bridle the reindeer, and in his inebriated state, it was going to take some time.

(by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Monday, December 24, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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