Tuesday 25 October 2016

Healy Eames strikes again - Senator looks for 'wiffy' code in Seanad

The Senator has gone viral for not understanding the internet - again

Published 03/07/2015 | 10:23

Fidelma Healy Eames, the Senator who went viral for referring to 'Frape' as 'when you're raped on Facebook' has done it again.

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Healy Eames has this time gone viral for her pronunciation of 'wi-fi' as 'wiffy'.

The infamous internet novice was again discussing online issues when she added that people ask for the 'wiffy' in restaurants.

Ireland's Seanad is live-streamed online and clips are often uploaded to YouTube when something meme-worthy happens.

Vine user created a 6-second vine of the Senator making the faux pas which went viral last night, and #wiffycode has been trending on Twitter all morning as Twitter users 'laugh out loud' at Healy Eames' slip-up.

Of course, it wasn't long before the remix was released. Irish radio station 'Spin 1038' created a short (but very catchy) remix, aptly called 'Wiffy Code Remix'.

Listen here:

Twitter users are reacting to the Senator's comments with references to the famous internet episode of 'the IT crowd' and have even gone as far as to start a 'wiffy password' movement - pledging to change their wifi passwords to 'wiffycode' to allow people around the country free wifi for the day.

Here are some of the best tweets.

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