Sunday 25 February 2018

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

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

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

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

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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