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:


As a logomaniac, I am inordinately adverse to the phrase "salad dodgers"- I've noticed that many of these overweight people, such as those in the famously outlandish and revealing "Walmart habiliments", do not always balk at salad.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


At first the tailor balked at the enormity of the task of constructing a custom costume for the obese salad dodger, but when the lady mentioned that she would “compensate him handsomely for the habiliments,” he agreed eagerly – not because he was greedy, but because of his logomania - whenever a customer spoke with elegant words, his mania was at once piqued and satisfied.

(by Shortscribe)


“I had to feed and clothe little Lucy Littlefield when she was but a babe”, groaned the old nanny, “but then, because of her logomania, feeding her was a  cinch; she loved a good box of Alphabet cereal or a bowl of alphabet soup, but these days, little Lucy, a confirmed salad dodger, isn’t so little; her habiliment is still easy enough, a mu’u mu’u or a kaftan being the  choices, but while I don’t object to “P” shaped pancakes I balk at beating brisket into sonnets by Shakespeare”.

(by fdrisc)
The Quandary for Wednesday, June 19, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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