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:


"He must be joshing!" Melissa thought when she read the Personals ad in Hi-Tech magazine: "Rumpty SF male systems analyst seeks pulchritudinous (not rectitudinous) female partner for noontime tryst; signal 'roger' if interested." (by mtc)


My in-laws are rectitudinous to the max, especially when it comes to what they perceive as my rumpty home and sub-par housekeeping, so it’s pretty hard not to josh about the state of things and “roger” their disdainful comments, which makes them even more indignant.

(by wordgirl)


"Preliminary data confirms our hypothesis," the professor of onomastics boasted, waiving his hand vaguely at a set of chalky numbers on the blackboard, "that given a choice, couples with a more traditional, serious, and rectitudinous (drawing out the TUDE syllable) character prefer to name their child 'Roger,' while those with a more liberal, humorous, and rumpty character prefer 'Josh.'" (by mtc)


"Well Rumpty Dumpty, mate," the sailor joshed the rectitudinous, Bible-thumper sitting next to him at the bar, "and roger on that." (by mtc)


Dave, the dag, was joshing, I think, in his usual rumpty-brained way; nonetheless his rectitudinous soul showed through as he replied to my dismay with a quick 'roger,' which was him all over.

(by joeshoo)
The Quandary for Monday, November 11, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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