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:


The Edinburgh Poker Club’s maitre d', having just ushered the lackadaisical Mr. Bumbridge out of the main parlor and into the back room with the penny-ante games, turned to the staff and admonished, “be kind to the old bloke, for years, before they struck his pension, he was the king of wit, the master of badinage, his presence prized in the parlor, but apparently, tennis-elbow occasioned by tippling is not a disability”.

(by fdrisc)


I suddenly realized that the badinage my friends and I always spouted, though fun, was essentially penny-ante and lackadaisical; even if one of us brought up tennis elbow or some other malady, our conversation would always slip away from the idea of doing anything about it.

(And yesterday, corrected. "Whoever stole my truck, 'fess up!", Herman hollered, causing all members of the marauding yet incompetent gang to form a tight phalanx while at first feeling penitent; however, all of them (except Morris, who was wondering if the strange feeling in his left middle finger's middle phalanx was in fact osteopenia) eventually realized that they didn't, in fact, steal Herman's truck and were four-flushing by bundling up so tight.)

(by Elijah Shiffer)


The two sat at the table complaining about the tennis elbow that ensued from their daily matches and about their penny-ante problems such as a slight uptick in their minuscule taxes, but they did so with such a lackadaisical nonchalance that their silly badinage about trivial faults caused him to seethe when he thought about his high student loans and the high unemployment these lazy bankers unleashed. (by Shortscribe)


"Ho, ho!" chortled the guidance counsellor, who loved nothing so much as a playful round of badinage with a student, "now that I've reported your diagnosis of tennis elbow to Stanford, and they have withdrawn their offer of an athletic scholarship, your lackadaisical attitude toward your academic studies over the last four years virtually ensures that you will be attending some penny-ante community college in the fall!" (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Wednesday, July 10, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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