"What are they, and where are you? screamed Wilbur. "Please, please, tell me where you are. And what aresalutations?
"Salutations are greetings," said the voice. "When I say 'salutations,' it's just my fancy way of saying hello or good morning. Actually it's a sillyexpression, and I am surprised I used it at all. As for my whereabouts, that's easy. Look up here in the corner of the doorway! Here I am. Look, I'm waving!"
-- 1952 E.B. WHITE. Charlotte's Web. Chapter V -- Charlotte (pages 35 - 36).
Charlotte: Salutations. Wilbur: Salu-what? Charlotte: Salutations. Wilbur: What are they? And where are you? Charlotte: Salutations is my fancy way of saying hello. (from the screenplay of the 1973 film of Charlotte's Web) Charlotte is most definitely a Wordie.