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Conor McGregor tweeted the word 'gaf' last night and seriously confused non-Irish people

“What’s a gaf?’


LAST NIGHT, SOCIAL media was rife with speculation that Conor McGregor would make a surprise appearance at Wrestlemania.

McGregor took to Twitter to dispel the rumours with perhaps the most Irish statement ever.

You can take the lad out of Crumlin…

While the statement itself was pretty definitive, there was one word that proved confusing to some of McGregor’s international fans: gaf.

He was immediately inundated with tweets like these.

gaf amy amy

gaf2 plumelareine / Twitter plumelareine / Twitter / Twitter

gaf Spit Williams / Twitter Spit Williams / Twitter / Twitter

What is this ‘gaf’ you speak of, Conor?

conor robknowles_11 / Twitter robknowles_11 / Twitter / Twitter

snc ThomasBergan / Twitter ThomasBergan / Twitter / Twitter

Irish people, meanwhile, were loving it.

ham Jack McElligott / Twitter Jack McElligott / Twitter / Twitter

karl Karl Healy / Twitter Karl Healy / Twitter / Twitter

*frantically Googles gaf*

Oh, and for anyone who’s still confused…


And Conor, if you’re looking for more words that might confuse the bejaysus out of the rest of the world, might we recommend tweeting any of the following:

  • Gowl
  • Ride
  • Geebag
  • Beour
  • Mank

You’re welcome.

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