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:


Compared to the intellectual challenge of, say, flying people to the moon, or synthesizing a new compound such as olympicene, or discovering the cure for cancer, this new system of health care insurance for the United States was not designed by people with sound, socializing mores; really, it was created by greedy, selfish, leisure-class Wall Street boffins whose only aim is to ensure their continued profits from the health insurance industry by legislating mandatory purchases of their insurance policies by American citizens and still not covering everyone for all health-related procedures; but worse yet, financially barring those without the means to utilize those mandatory purchases and access care thanks to the oppressive copays and deductibles associated with the actual use of these insurance plans -- all of this amounting to a tax for inadequate health care by our corporate-run government, which in another day would have properly been called fascism, and led to my bemusement and decision to move to Canada. (by bloviator)  5 comments


His fascination with chemistry began when he first observed the unique structure of olympicene, now a boffin chemist in his own right, he often dabbled in creating new chemical structures and was frankly baffled by how many mores he offended when he invented nazicene.

(by fdrisc)


The origins of olympicene lay in the mores of the boffins in England who created it to celebrate the 2012 Olympics; the rest of us are bemused as to why scientists would create a compound just to look like the Olympic rings - especially when Olympiadane already exists. (by Shortscribe)  1 comment
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