Twitter latches on to James Comey's "lordy" quote during Senate testimony

WASHINGTON -- Twitter users have latched on to former FBI Director James Comey's use of "lordy" during his highly anticipated Capitol Hill testimony about his interactions with President Trump.

Several days after Mr. Trump fired Comey in May, the president tweeted that Comey "better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

Comey told senators Thursday morning, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes," in referring to his meetings with Mr. Trump.

The term quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. Former New York City U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was also fired by Mr. Trump, echoed Comey's statement.

"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."