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:



I was a little recalcitrant to use all five words associated with today’s quintival quandary but, four words now seeming so niggardly, I chose not only to accept the challenge, but, endeavored over my deskfast to find a superlative example of sesquipedalianism that would reveal something of feminancy and thus chose this: “Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk”, the sound of the fall of man when Eve ate the apple; and, with  apologies to mothers everywhere, Happy Mother’s Day. 

(by fdrisc)


"Why are you young women writers such a bunch of recalcitrant niggards with your syllables," asked my thesis adviser, as she noisily attacked the second of the two foot-long hot dogs that formed her deskfast that day, wolfing about half of it down before continuing, "who persist in using short, simple words when there are so many gorgeous sesquipedalian ones available -- I mean, are you all so afraid of your own feminacy that you still have to try and sound like Ernest Hemingway in this day and age?" (by Gravely)


Though his wife devotedly demonstrated her feminacy by cooking up a grand omelet every morning, the recalcitrant niggard insisted instead on taking a meager deskfast at work.

(by VB03)
The Quandary for Sunday, May 12, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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