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 dare not intrude on the brewing Sturm und Drang to retrieve my own brew, and so I wait outside the kitchen and listen to the stichomythic exchange between my wife and daughter, their words tinged with resentment, restrained fury and even a dash of jealously over the jargoon studded red-leather vest my daughter is sporting over that see-thru blouse, and, while I am glad my wife refuses to abdicate her role as guardian of propriety, I wish she would also recall herself as a young trendite, evolving in her fourteenth year through miniskirt, bell-bottoms and bra-less tie-dye, it would make retrieving my coffee so much easier.

(by fdrisc)


"You're such a trendite with your latest style of kitschy jargoon," he said to the hipster, who lashed back, "well at least I'm not a word snob with the meanest put downs in - it rhymes with 'itchy' - jargon," then the stichomythia continued when the snob struck back: "I think you are abdicating your role as a hipster by failing to remain cool, dude," unfortunately, the final reply is not fit for print. (by Shortscribe)


“Only a shameless trendite like you would abdicate the true English language in favor of the slangish jargoon used by your friends”, my teenage daughter lectured one of her friends while I drove them, but the friend mocked her for mixing up jargon with jargoon, a derivative of the mineral zircon, and their banter sank into an endless stichomythia: "jargoon!", "no jargon!", "jargon!", "no jargoon!"... until I pulled over and left them by the side of the road.

(by Sami)


At the age of fourteen, Carmella was a confirmed trendite who would wear a rhinestone and jargoon tiara to school if that were the fashion among her peers, and by the following year, she seemed completely to have abdicated the faculty of oral communication in favor of a sort of continual electronic stychomythia accomplished by drumming her thumbs on a little box.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Friday, June 07, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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