clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Dale Davis is a Spelling Bee Champion

New, comments

Dale Davis at a Spelling Bee The Detroit News ran a Q & A with Dale Davis that made less sense than usual today:

Q. Are you a good speller?

A. Yeah, I think I am pretty good.

Q. Place you'd like to visit but you haven't yet?

A. France.

What? How can you ask if he's a good speller without a follow up question to test him. Since the News quite obviously dropped the ball, I thought I'd pick it up and run with it. This is how I'm guessing the interview would have gone had they put him on the spot:

Q. Are you a good speller?

A. Yeah, I think I am pretty good.

Q. OK, Dale, prove it. Spell "abominable."

A. Abominable. R-O-N-A-R-T-E-S-T. Abominable.

Q. Exactly. Now try "brobdingnagian."

A. Easy. B-E-N-W-A-L-L-A-C-E-S-A-F-R-O. Brobdingnagian.

Q. Very good. One last one -- spell "quiescent."

A. Quiescent. . . Definition please?

Q. Being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive.

A. I think I know this. Quiescent. M-E-T-H-I-S-Y-E-A-R. Quiescent.

Yeah, I have too much time on my hands. The next game isn't until Friday, so I have to entertain myself somehow.

Alley oop to Dale Davis [Detroit News]
Definition: brobdingnagian [Dictionary.com]