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Irish senator's 'wiffy' code goes viral

Fidelma Healy Eames was speaking about the 'wiffy' code in restaurants

Fidelma Healy Eames was making a speech to the Seanad when she made the faux pas which was widely shared via social networks.

Ms Healy Eames previously caused an online stir when she referred to 'Frape' as when "you're raped on Facebook".

The term refers to altering information in a person's profile on a social networking website without his or her permission

The latest slip-up has led to the term #wiffycode trending on Twitter.

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