Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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(Correction. Sorry.) Our architecture firm doggedly pursued the commission for the new Yankees-Red Sox Brotherhood Museum, but at the unveiling of our proposal for a stark and humorless structure, our chances were sunk forever when a persnickety jury member objected to my wearing a baseball cap backwards and my unprintable retort caused enormous brouhaha in the media. (by Sami)


Our architecture firm doggedly pursued the commission for the new Yankees-Red Sox Brotherhood Museum with a proposal for a stark and humorless structure, but a persnickety jury member interrupted my presentation to lecture that "wearing a baseball cap backwards was unprofessional in these circumstances" but my unprintable retort caused much brouhaha in the media and sank our chances forever. (by Sami)



Wearing his doublet, stark black and trimly fit, the persnickety Master dragooned his design assistants with a dour and dogged determination to have the most daring and dashing design of the season; but dramatic as it was, the Master had not quite envisioned the brouhaha that would be occasioned by matching clown pants with a see-through Burka.  

(by fdrisc)


Dr Frankenstein doggedly pursued his creation across the stark polar landscape in the hope of recapturing it, determined to salvage what was left of his reputation after that embarrassing brouhaha about the strangled child, although in fairness he had to admit the persnickety brat had asked for it by mocking the monster for its uncouth manners and its smelly, ill-fitting suit of clothes.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Sunday, April 28, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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