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:


Although there are some who consider investigative reporters as little more than kibitzers, or rail-birds, offering opinions from the sidelines, from the safety of newspaper and magazine editorials, while standing behind the players' backs, rather than being part of the game, but nothing could be further from the truth: remember the incident at The Pink House? recall the people present when Donald Duck Trumpet-Trousers' Life Support was switched off? and in fact, Hyman Z Kaplan was in part the inspiration for Woody Allen's Zelig which showed him as being present at all the decisive events of the twentieth century; by creating a Feynman Diagram, Woody discovered that at every critical intersection in Time and Place, it was proven true that Kaplan Was Here! yep, forget Kilroy, Kaplan is the Boy! and yet, to the casual observer, he seems quite otiose, almost languid, a manner which in his early career led to him being nicknamed Oblomov, simply because he was thought never to get out of bed, or if he did, then only to wear pyjamas and a dressing gown; and yet, and yet, at a major Declaration of War, Royal Abdication, Presidential Inauguration or Assassination, Financial Collapse – who was there? Kaplan was There! he gained the greatest scoops, got the most insider lowdown, testified at the Trials of the Century; okay, the low point of his career came with his greatest bungle, a humdinger of a bungle, the bungle to bungle all others: yes, it was Hyman Z Kaplan who was ultimately responsible for the election of the Duck! it should have been otherwise, as David (call me Dave) Cameron felt about the European Union Referendum which split Great Britain asunder and which he expected, with every fibre of his being, to win, to keep Britain firmly and safely At The Table; and so it was with Kaplan's masterminding of Duck's Presidential Campaign and his creation of the Policy by Tweet system of political communication - cut out the Press and speak directly to the Electorate, show the The Man Behind The Mic; his candidate espoused blatant racism, sexism, an absolute rejection of anything remotely akin to owelty, xenophobia, his own petulant arrogance and the narcissism of a three-year-old - and won! – okay, not the Popular Vote which he lost by a million votes, but the corrupt system of the Electoral College – and that is the only vote that really counts in the US of A – tumbled him into office against all the odds and to Kaplan's mortification; so he regarded this mission, both to rescue the Bronx DA and send Sir Parlane MacFarlane into perpetual oblivion, as his Last Hurrah; but then he had met, or rather, encountered, Jinty MacFarlane, and felt like he was back in the Dating Game; could he combine that with his mission at MacFarlane Castle? by all the Gods and his Yiddish ancestry he would Try, and Win or Die!

(by MissTeriWoman)
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