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:


“Well, it’s an unfortunate name for someone trying to make a career in finance”, I ventured this advice to my client Ima Ponziskim, “in addition, you seem to suffer from severe perspiration, I would say even hyperhidrosis, not only during the dog days of summer but also in the dead of winter, so I would recommend that you work in telemarketing and that you change your name to anything that does not associate you with Ponzi schemes, contraband goods, or other criminal activity.”

(by Sami)


These dog days of Summer are not helping me survive my hyperhidrosis; the intense Summer heat of July caused me to sweat so profusely that I became desperate enough to resort to illegal, overseas products that promised to fight against it, but after purchasing the contraband illicitly and expensively via a mule, I was aghast to find out that the products were part of a Ponzi scheme and didn't even exist - so now, while someone got rich, I'm sitting here feeling my forehead drip and drip and drip. (by Shortscribe)


Mad-Eye Larry, a stout hyperhidrotic despicable weed, yet the only brainy money cow in Pedro Capone's cartel a few miles outside Oaxaca, quite rapidly wet his shirt when the federales blasted through his makeshift coffee shop one afternoon; the era from the financial dog days in contraband coke and hashish of March '93 till the recent past of the brilliant so-called white-collar lucrative ponzi scheme he had engineered, flashed before his mind's eye - every single misdeed begging to be the reason of this sudden apprehension.

(by akshayats)
The Quandary for Monday, August 05, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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