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:


Venetia Vixen, the exemplary drama queen and undisputed doyenne of Daytime TV, longed to be recognized in her own lifetime, as a 'Classical Actor' and had been besieging Mungo Macpherson and Kenny Cramond (producer and director respectively) of the Historical Drama, Borderlander which, she was sure, would re-establish her in her ideal metier and carry her reputation into America where it would surely become an advertisement for Tourism in the Scottish Borders, the 'Debatable Lands' of the saga; she had even been conducting a bitter and sometimes acrimonious Twatter campaign against Peter Lyttleton, Suffragan Bishop of Goole and cousin of her own aunt, Maude Lyttleton, in which she anathematized his personal affection for Satin Vestments as an affectation not worthy of his Pastoral Vocation and buttressing her argument with historical references to the period during which Borderlander is set which, she felt, demonstrated her own academic credentials in her claim to be cast in one of the leading parts – in particular the Heroine Lady Grizel Baillie, whose bravery and tenacity shine through the novels on which the Drama is based and regarding whom television critics and fans of the novels on both sides of the Atlantic have been hotly debating which actor (or actress as the traditionalists still tend to say) should play the role: now, it is true that in the story, Grizel is first encountered as a thirteen-year-old and Venetia is twenty years older, but she has pointed out that the great Mrs Patrick Campbell played the part of Juliet well into her forties! and in her Twat this morning, she responded to Bishop Peter's suggestion that she would be more aptly cast as Grizel's middle-aged Nurse, Bessie: JIST LEMME GETMA HAUNDS ON YER DIAMANTE CROZIER N AH'LL PIT IT WHAUR THE SUN DUSNAE SHINE! and one wag shared it with the appendage: AS THE ACTRESS SAID TO THE BISHOP WITH A WINK! just squeezing it inside the 140 character limit.

(by MissTeriWoman)


A starlet yearning to be seen -
For she was such a drama queen,
Parading in her satin gown,
Commanding praise throughout the town;
But yet the people did despise her,
Rejoicing to anathematize her;
Thus, failing as an exemplary figure,
She inspired naught but a snigger.
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Monday, September 25, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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