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 next day, Magda came with Miriam to meet Dada and it was obvious that he was at once smitten: she was vivacious, petite, blonde and pretty in a Dresden Shepherdess way, with her hair in curls and bunches; trained as an Opera-Singer, she was already a member of the Chorus at the Vienna Opera House and had sung a number of solo arias – but she was also interested in Jakob and Miriam's plan to introduce their embryonic New Art Movement, which they termed



and which they believed would turn the Art World inside out: "if we can get all the young artists – whether they are painters, poets, composers, musicians, singers, sculptors, novelists, playwrights, actors, dancers. whatever their medium, whether they are into Supremacism or Afrofuturism, Fraktur or Post-Impressionism, to come together in a great explosion of colour and language and movement and the clashing of cymbals and the slashing of canvas and the splashing of paint and the frisson of dance and the deepness of darkness we will have a Movement instead of the babble of the rabble and we will have True-Art instead of Brag-Art; dear Dada, I feel already as if I have known you for 1000 years instead of five minutes and fortyfive seconds; you represent the Visual-Arts and I am a delegate from the Aural Arts, Miriam is the Written-Arts, Jakob the Touch-Arts because he has such feeling inside him, we will need a Chef for the Taste-Arts and someone to represent olfactory sensation, Nose-Arts, come Dada I want to show you something I bet you have never seen despite your many months in Vienna," and she swept him up the stairs to a gallery from which they could look down on all the customers, swirling around in their clouds of smoke, their voices melding together and having their own rhythm, and Magda taught Dada how to dance the Argentine Tango, and that night he slept in her bed and knew that his life had changed irrevocably – he had thrown himself headlong into an Artistic Revolution and would never again dream of being dependant upon wealthy patrons, his patron would be The Universe!

(by MissTeriWoman)


She made a big mistake
When she said she'd delegate
The Afrofuturism presentation;
For the braggart she employed
Only made a lot of noise
When he babbled out his ignorant narration.
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Wednesday, March 28, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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