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:


"The texture of this music is thick and coarse like kasha", Mat whispered surdly to me as we watched and listened to the folk/funk/polka/punk band Giant Hyrax on its bandbox stage by the Delaware River; but I felt that asking him exactly what he meant would just peg me as a nosy parker.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


I admit that I was a bit of a nosy parker when I asked Annabelle for the type of cereal groats in her secret kasha recipe but it was an overreaction for her to call me uncouth and surd and to boot me out of her bandbox of a kitchen. (by Sami)


Not enough to be a nosy parker, she had graduated to full-fledged scandalmonger, her latest pestilent prevarication concerning the bandbox nature of my personal endowment; I acted in haste, but it was such a delight to see the bowl of steaming kasha adorning her brow, a myriad of surds and expletives spewing from her lips.

(by fdrisc)


Listen, you surd, nosy Parker, get the hell off your bandbox podium and eat the darn kasha, I promise you wont miss anything if you leave the window for two seconds! (by ChrisH)


Oh, you're right, I should have told that nosy parker next door to go jump in a lake, instead of answering why it is we live in a miserable bandbox of a house and why I boil up kasha morning, noon and night rather than something less nutritious that might cost a little more and actually taste good -- all so that you can follow the surd promptings of your muse instead of going to work in Daddy's office!!! (by Gravely)


Ignoring Ena’s grunts, squeals and other surds of delight, Brad Cheetum spotted the nosy parker, put down his bowl of kasha and dragged the boy into the bandbox of a room he let as an apartment.

(by LexigraphicLove)
The Quandary for Wednesday, April 17, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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