Move over covfefe, James Comey has won the internet with 'lordy'
The former FBI director uttered the word during his Capitol Hill testimony.
It’s not everyday you hear the word “lordy” used during a Senate hearing.
So when former FBI director James Comey uttered the word during his Capitol Hill testimony about his interaction with the US president, the internet thought Donald Trump’s accidentally tweeted word ‘covfefe’ had a new rival.
Comey told senators: “Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” in referring to his meetings with Trump.
The term quickly became a trending topic on Twitter, as former New York City US attorney Preet Bharara, who was also fired by Trump, echoed Comey’s statement.
We can all agree with Jim Comey that, Lordy, we hope there are tapes.— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) June 8, 2017
Captain America actor Chris Evans quickly weighed in.
I need 'Lordy, I hope there are tapes' on a t-shirt— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 8, 2017
For those unaccustomed to hearing the word, dictionary maker Merriam-Webster tweeted the definition as “used to express surprise or strength of feeling”.
And of course, the internet is loving the word:
Comey so far:— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 8, 2017
“seagulls at the beach”
Nominating the sentence of 2017: Lordy, I hope there are tapes.— David Hill (@NY_newsguy_Hill) June 8, 2017
My favorite word of the day is "lordy."— David (@stuffjunkie) June 8, 2017