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:


A young girl who'd studied ekistics,

Found they helped her to tabulate statistics,

Though her Tutor, a Rother,

Said he'd rather not bother,

Her stance was was quiet quietly agonistic!

(by MissTeriWoman)


When using my ekistics skills
In North of England towns
The 'rother' stem of Rotherham
Was bovine, so I found.
I made a tabulation
To demonstrate my find
But it was agonistic
To all of Northern kind.
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Saturday, May 05, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

Since September 2009, word lovers have offered 7838 sentences — each one a surprise — to QQ's unique and growing library. Explore other Quandaries through our word list or the calendar below. View yesterday's QQ resolutions or pick a day at random.


We don't archive definitions. You can find the definitions on their respective sites by following the links above.

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2015 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.