Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 3496
gradgrind, dystopia, ragtag, excogitate


In Mordred Fulcker's Moonlight Over Dystopia, a ragtag band of seven Pennsylvania midgets find themselves stuck in a grain silo, and with nothing else to do but gam on and on for days on end, they wind up excogitating the solution to all of life's problems--but then the silo gets switched on, and the poor little fellows perish, and with them go their world-saving ideas (let me make one thing clear: I'm fully aware that this book was pronounced "unreadable in the extreme" by that old gradgrind of a critic Boutros Boutros-Hornsby; but considering that Boutros-Hornsby was recently certified as legally insane by a board of court-appointed New Mexico psychiatrists, I think we can safely say his judgment may be suspect).



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