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:


If you keep not being softly softly about your knowledge of rarely used animal names' origins any longer (I saw you loudly regale Jimmy and Frank with why the bushbaby is called "softly softly" in Krio and the wren's ancient Greek name was "Troglodytes"!), then you'll be thrown spang out and the generally hostile environment you'll encounter will make you wish you were a troglodyte on queer street!

(by Elijah Shiffer)


A breakdown, bankruptcy, divorce and, spang, I’m on queer street, which might not be so bad if it were a real address, but here a half dozen men share a muddy spot beneath a bridge, and every day I must explain to the troglodyte helmed in a tinfoil pyramid, softly, softly, that it is my piece of cardboard he lies crying on.  

(by fdrisc)


Rather than hitting them spang with punishment, at the very least with hefty fines that we all know they could easily absorb, the U.S. has treated the oligarchs that ravaged the global economy and destroyed many a family softly softly and rather than live like troglodytes hiding in shame, those responsible for dumping tens of millions of Americans and even Europeans in queer street proudly hold their heads up high while indulging themselves with flashy displays of their ill-gotten billions. (by Shortscribe)


If tippling and playing the ponies have landed you so hard on queer street you've actually had to change your address, don't go spang up to one of the troglodytes who are your new next-door neighbors and ask for the loaner of ten quid, but softly softly, spinning out the delights of a certain pub you favor, and making him think the trip there was his own idea.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Monday, May 06, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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