When 'Scrubs' and 'Oz' actor Zach Braff announced on his Twitter that he had an announcement to make, little did he realise that he would be opening himself up to a whole new world of Irish slang.

The Hollywood star told his one million Twitter followers this morning that he would be sharing some news on Wednesday – and followed it up with the hashtag #NotComingOut.

What happened next wouldn't look out of place at a teenage disco on a Saturday night in Ballyhaunis.

Here's the original tweet:

Which prompted Irish woman Ciara Featherston to reply with this proposition:

Unsurprisingly, Zach was more than a little confused:

Thankfully, Chris McErlain from Co Antrim was on hand to explain:

And thus, the fog had lifted. A new Hollywood phrase was born: