"Hi, Dr. Bailly," greeted Victoria Allen (Speller 277).
"Howdy. How are you?" Dr. Bailly replied.
"Excellent. I'm here, aren't I?" the Green River, Wyoming eighth grader answered.
Upon hearing her word -- "salaam" -- Victoria said she only wanted a sentence if it was funny.
"Well... don't think I have one," Dr. Bailly said.
"Shame," Victoria said. She went on to spell the word correctly.