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 US President Donald Trump.
Comey told senators on 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."
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 , saying he wanted Comey's phase on a T-shirt.
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 a definition and joked Comey still had time use old-fashioned terms like "gadzooks" or "gramercy."
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 8, 2017
Updated Date: Jun 08, 2017 22:07 PM