Twitter latches on to Comey's 'lordy' quote during hearing
Former FBI director James Comey recounts a series of conversations with President Donald Trump as he testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, June 8, 2017 6:30PM EDT
WASHINGTON - Twitter users have latched on to former FBI director James Comey's use of “lordy” during his Capitol Hill testimony about his interaction with President Donald Trump.
Comey told senators Thursday morning, “Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” in referring to his meetings with Trump.
The term quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. Former New York City U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was also fired by Trump, echoed Comey's statement , writing, “We can all agree with Jim Comey that, Lordy, we hope there are tapes.”
“Captain America” actor Chris Evans quickly weighed in , saying he wanted Comey's phrase on a T-shirt.
For those unaccustomed to hearing the word, dictionary maker Merriam-Webster tweeted a definition and joked Comey still had time use old-fashioned terms like “gadzooks” or “gramercy.”
Newsroom email: NPR style will be "lordy," not "lordie." (Apparently 'lawdy' not in consideration)— Scott Detrow (@scottdetrow) June 8, 2017
"Lorde I Hope There Are Tapes" drops this fall pic.twitter.com/rGo6irgrwO— Caitlin Kelly (@caitlin__kelly) June 8, 2017
BREAKING: Comey, on Trump's tweet about potential recordings of their conversation: `Lordy, I hope there are tapes'— The Associated Press (@AP) June 8, 2017
COMEY: "Lordy, I hope there are tapes."— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) June 8, 2017
VP PENCE: "Watch your language, please."#ComeyHearings
I need 'Lordy, I hope there are tapes' on a t-shirt— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 8, 2017