Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Dateline Gotham City: five minutes later: which was when Sadie Moskowitz said, "don't be such a slapdash muppet, Hymie, you are a glossologist, language is your medium, and the fountain pen your means of spreading your message – remember what old Marshall McLuhan said?" and Rose Mitnik chipped in: "yeah, 'the Bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling, for you but not for me! oh, Death where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling, oh, Grave thy Victory?'" and now Hyman smiled and nodded: "was it, 'the Graven Image will last longer than any lines drawn in sand with a pointed stick stuck up the arse of a baby baboon cryin for it's Bubbeleh on a winter night down by the Fourth River in a Force-10 Gale,' or words to that effect?" and Sadie sighed: "oy-yoy-yoy, such amoretz I need like a lock in kop!"

(by MissTeriWoman)


I could not but be seen a fool
For I would muddle as a rule
The terms for my glossology
With other words not used by me;
And thus this muppet that I am
Would write a slapdash paragram
Then cite the phraseology when
It was not from MY fountain pen!
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 26, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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