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 handsome, well-muscled guy was so tired of his girlfriends fiddling with their hair instead of admiring his beefcake self that he advertised for a bald girlfriend, specifying that she be a "bland pilgarlic," so that he would not end up with the sort of tattooed and be-pierced woman who was not to his taste; thanks to an unflagged corrigendum, however, the ad asked for a "blind pilgarlic," and he ended up with a bevy of inked, annulate applicants who couldn't see their own hands before their faces, much less his gorgeousness. (by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)


I was accosted by a pilgarlic with an annulate head who told me that he was a writer and Lamarckist; he suggested that there should be a corrigendum to Richard Dawkins' The Greatest Show On Earth in that the "beefcake woman" photo's caption should say "Maybe she was born that way".

(by Elijah Shiffer)


Proctor & Gamble, owners of Mr. Clean, (the iconic, all white, pilgarlic, bushy browed, annulate, beefcake logo) hurriedly decided to publish a corrigendum when advertising copy which was intended to characterize the housewives' faithful champion as, "The 'Grimefighter' who arrests dirt problems," instead referred to him as "The 'Grimeflighter' who attests skirt problems." (by mtc)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 10, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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