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:


"Well, Phelim, my Old Man was a bird colonel in the Air Force, so my responses in a critical situation are Pavlovianinstincts kick in, it's like strategies an' tactics are hard-wired, like, in my DNAno messin', I just cut to the chase, hey, Constable Dunstable! yes, man, you with the ruddy face, go round the corner, yeah, that corner, go into the French Bistro, ask to speak to the Chef, it's just two doors down on the right, you can't miss it, it's called Allouette's French Bistro, fer Christ's Sake, ask for Monsieur Tout le Monde, tell him Roger Muddler wonders if he could spare a little bowl of rouille, okay, write it down, well make it Mister, that's easier to spell, okay, his first name's Henri, no, H-e-n-r-i, an i not a y, because he's French, just ask to speak to the Chef, Henri, okay Henry if you can't say Henri, and Roger Muddler - yeah, that's me - wants a small bowl of rouille, it's spelt r-o-u-i-l-l-e, it's pronounced roowee, okay write it like that, and here's five dollars, bring back the change, no, I don't know how much it'll be, less than five dollars, whaddaya mean can Deputy Dawg go with you? it's just round the corner, you have your script written down, I've given you the money, what more can you possibly need? oh Sweet Jesus, spare me from Cretins, Imbeciles, Morons, Idiots an' the entire HBPD, no! neither Dawg nor Dibble can go with you, hold your hand, look, Phelim, these guys are totally incompetent, would you mind going to the French. . . . .? thanks, you're a pal in a million, now, you lot, here's what I want you to do. . . . ."

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, September 11, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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