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:


"You can call me pedantic if you like – and I've been called much worse, believe you me – and I won't scratch your eyes out if you do, because I'm not like my cousin Jackie O'Shaughnessy – of whom least said as the Actress said to the Bishop – but in my book, or I should say, My Book, flying a kite in the silly season is asking for trouble, witness the story of young Petunia McGillivray – do you not know her? oh, I thought everyone knew her, works in the Co-op, dyes her hair a different colour every week, but what happened to Petunia, it was the talk of the town for a couple of weeks last summer, right slap bang in the middle of August, the place packed with holiday-makers, day-trippers, bus-parties, every hotel, guest house, B&B, and even that Air B&B place next to the Rectory, you must know the one I mean, that strange couple, the chap with the beard who's supposed to be an inventor and his friend who writes verses for greetings cards and calls himself a poet, and every last one of them with No Vacancies cards in their windows, queues to get into the Abbey, groups of 30 going on the Trimontium Walk, three or four times a day, and as for ice cream, queues out onto the pavement at every shop with a freezer, and it was on one of those days that the inventor chap decided to fly his kite, up on the Middle Hill, with a remote controlled camera attached, beaming his pictures down – is that right, beaming? or transmitting, then – to his phone or laptop, and then him sending them out like a virus, and he doesn't even check what's in them, so I think he should really have accepted part of the responsibility, if you ask me, but did he heck! oh, look, here's my bus – I'm going for a Physio Appointment at the GBH, they're like gold dust, take them when you get the chance, so I'll finish the story next time, cheerie-bye."

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, August 03, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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