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:


When, of a sudden, the train stopped and simultaneously, all the lights went out: "oh Jesus," said Jasmine, "that's a bit of a Sunday punch; where on earth can Tris Kaidekaphobia have gone? p'r'aps he's in the loo," but Teri begged to differ: "no, I've noticed several passengers go in and come out, could he be surfing?" and Jasmine shook her belfry in amazement: "riding the roof of a Scottish Borders train? that would take some nerve, although it's a moonless night and no-one would notice him if he was lying down," and just then, the Driver came, moving up from the front, while the Conductor also appeared, working her way from the back; they were both trying to reassure anxious passengers that Control had been notified and alternative transport was already on it's way: "oh, aye, ye think oor awfy bubbleable," sneered Rab Ha' the Gala Glutton, stuffing another Scotch Pie intae his gub and spraying the train staff with crumbs, "but oo ken wur rights, oo bocht wur tickets in guid faith an they form a contract – ye huv tae get us hame an oor naw goanie pile oantae a ramshackley auld bus oan a freezin cauld nicht, the nicht, the noo!" which speech was cheered by his pals: "thon's teltum Rab, ye shooda been a lawyer," said Hairy Mary, oot the side o her mooth!

(by MissTeriWoman)


“My dear brethren!” the Reverend Farquar Toohoots exhorted from the pulpit as he delivered his weekly ‘Sunday Punch’, “the good Bible says you should not take the Lord’s name in vain, but I beg to differ, for if you have fully understood the Word and are not bubbleable in the belfry then you would certainly take Him into your veins like a helpless addict, begging for mercy as you inject that sweet Holy Spirit into your soul through prayer, repentance and a small donation to yours truly.”

(by The Masked Pimpernel)


Reeling from the Sunday punch given him by the stench of rat droppings and bat guano, our elderly sexton shakily confirmed that there were numerous common pipistrelles in the belfry and that they mustn't be removed; but since I knew him to a bubbleable simpleton I said that I begged to differ, readily persuading him that - since under recent legislation bats were (as I maintained) no longer deemed to be a protected species - he should get on to diocesan pest control immediately.

(by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Tuesday, October 15, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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