Poor confused Zach Braff thought having a "shift" might be somewhat like pressing "control, alt, delete"WorldIrish

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: