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:


Having already written elsewhere of Big George's tumescence, and remarking that a chaperone with two pees reminded her of someone, Theresa turned her thoughts to one of her Heroes, the late great Patrick Campbell, stammering Irish Peer, Lord Glenavy, who found television fame as a regular panellist on “Call My Bluff” a game of fictionary on BBC in which the incidence of stuttering as he played the dotterel so added to the confusion of the other team that he was rarely seen through – a master of obfuscation in-d-d-d-d-deed!

(by MissTeriWoman)


In just one incidence of word abuse, an author (with a degree in linguistics no less!) used the word "deprecated" to mean "obsolescent" throughout the manual for the programming language he created, some rather tumescent thinking on his part, and this appears to be pretty commonplace, with millions of dotterels blindly accepting any and all new nomenclature from the software industry's poorly-chapperoned game of fictionary.

(by bloviator)  1 comment
The Quandary for Friday, October 09, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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