71 thoughts on “‘Do You Have The Whiffy Code?’

    1. Mikeyfex

      Worked for me.

      It’s not even like she’s saying it like the oy-ropeans say it. She actually says whiffy.

  1. All the good ones fly south for winter

    It’s all so f-ing obvious to Fidelma. Why do we not just understand!

  2. Sam

    This gif will be useful for psychology lecturers who want a quick example of the Dunning-Kruger effect to show to their students.

    She’s fupping clueless.

    1. ahjayzis

      I love that I had to work (Google) to get that – well worth it!
      I’mma be stealing that ^_^

  3. noel

    To be fair, in parts of Europe it is pronounced that way, France , Switzerland for example.
    So its not that bad really.

    1. All the good ones fly south for winter

      You’re suggesting that she move to one of those places? Well ok.

      1. Well, that's that

        Maybe she’s just very continental and us island dwellers needs to stop chuckling at her misunderstood cultured ways

    1. Paulie

      Ah to be fair she’ll need the money. How else would she pay for her train fare up to Dublin for a day out? Oh wait…

  4. Birneybau2

    Actually, it’s a false flag operation. She purposefully does it to incite reaction to her ‘idiocy’.

    IT’S A TRAP!

    1. realPolithicks

      That’s what she wants you to believe, it’s called an inverse Dunning-Kruger something something…

    2. Well, that's that

      I don’t think she’s that calculating, she couldn’t even calculate a hairstyle let alone political tactics

  5. Manta Rae

    Hang on just one god-damned minute….

    She says ‘whiffy’ instead of ‘wi-fi’? And so fupping what.? Why the sniggering?

    The only reason this story should be on BS should be to rip into Newstalk and the rubbish it peddles as news..

    Standards on here are slipping, sadly….

    1. Squiggleyjoop

      She’s backing legislation relating to online harassment. Even disregarding her previous idiotic utterances in relation to the Internet, she should know how to pronounce wifi.

      Nobody would take the science teacher seriously if they kept saying orgasm instead of organism. That’s the students mistake to make.

      1. All the good ones fly south for winter

        One day she will inadvertently quote Homer on the matter of the internet, now, on computers.

      2. Mikeyfex

        ” she should know how to pronounce wifi”

        And she should know that it’s a word with some actual meaning behind it. It’s not some onomatopoeic word to relate how quickly the internet gets to your phone these days. Not because she’s backing legislation relating to online harassment, but because it shows a basic level of cop on. Whiffy’s around long enough at this stage.

    2. Rowsdower

      You don’t think someone promoting(I imagine someone wrote it for her) a law should maybe know something about it?

    3. Caroline

      Lot of smart alecs laughing and kehoeing at this woman. They’d want to buck up their ideas. It’s themselves they’re letting down.

        1. Shanti

          We already have the legislation to cover this, it simply needs to be updated to reflect the mediums by which it occurs.

          Sections 5 (Threats to kill or cause serious harm) and 10 (harassment) of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997. Just add “telecommunications systems and platforms” after “telephone” in both sections. No need for new legislation, just keep the stuff we have current.

  6. the fencer

    She was appointed Seanad Spokesperson on education and SCIENCE, October, 2007.

  7. dereviled

    Steve Wilhite, the guy who developed the Graphics Interchange Format, says that it is pronounced “jif”. I can’t imagine why.
    I don’t think that is a jiff, it has sound. It’s probably a video loop. A “vinny” apparently, very popular on Facefupp and that.
    I wouldn’t know as I am from the last century.
    Fidelma is pronounced “plank” btw.

    1. Tidy Dave

      It’s just mad that she actually gets paid by the taxpayer. And will continue to get paid by the taxpayer long after she’s stopped mispronouncing WIFI in public.

  8. Rowsdower

    Wiffy codes and raping people on Facebook.

    I always wonder what im missing out on.

  9. Clampers Outside!

    Who put that gobdaw on the internets !

    She’s nothing but an unelected pretentious, entitled nobody… GO AWAY YOU MUPPET !

    She’d probably class this comment as bullying. Lorraine Higgins would, and she’s another mouth-muppet.


  10. Drogg

    It is all well and good having a laugh at the moronic things that come out of fidelmas mouth. But never forget that morons like her and senator higgins are doing this while debating badly written legislation to take away our freedom of speech. If Alan Shatter wants to be calling out fascists, here are two of the biggest in the country.

  11. pissedasanewt

    It doesn’t matter how you say it as long as people understand… potato potato, tomato tomato, aluminium etc (American English v’s proper English)

    And we voted to keep that lot in the their comfy pensionable jobs..

    1. Birneybau2

      She has lost elections running for T.D. She’s been a Senator for 8 years. Is not elected. Does not speak for us.

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