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:


Senator Baucus' refusal to permit the Single Payer advocates to depone at his subcommittee hearings on health care reform was just one more example of the administration's stonewalling of any anatopism to the agenda of engrossing the for-profit privatization agenda, his shameless call for "more police" within range of media microphones a jilt to the nurses who had snuck in anyway, the resulting arrests treating them like so much erratic pushed aside by the Obamacare iceberg.

(by bloviator)


She was erratic, your honor, I depone it: one day we take an oath (not unlike I'm doing now), and the next day she jilts me, meets some bozo, and then I hear she's gone and put his thing in her thing, and that's all wrong, see, where I'm from we call that anatopism. (by Rudi)


“That is a difficult question;”, I deponed at the inquest, “the erratic I removed from her skull was  an anatopism only in the sense that it did not belong there, I tend to think, based on the jealous rage of her jilted lover, that it was not placed there erroneously.”

(by fdrisc)


She jilted her husband when he committed just one anatopism in the living room by not reattaching the phone; then, she went on to depone in the divorce papers that the annoyingly placed erratic located in the middle of their yard was also her husband's error - little did she know that a glacier, not he, had long placed it there. (by Shortscribe)


In his divorce proceeding against Gaia, Ouranos deponed that his wife had jilted him in favor of the sea god after he (Ouranos) had innocently rearranged a few of her boulders; that he (Ouranos) could not have foreseen that the sight of these erratics would inflame her dangerous and irrational fear of anatopism; and that he (Ouranos) should therefore be granted custody of little Zeus and Hera. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Tuesday, August 13, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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