Internet divided over 'Yanny or Laurel' video clip

Joshua Bennett
May 16, 2018

"Most likely the original recording was 'Laurel, '" he said. This is the white and gold vs blue and black dress all over again!

Either way, we know it's pointless trying to definitively call it.

But maybe one of those explanations applies to you, so let's break them down.

Another denounced all Yanny-hearers: "I hear Laurel and everyone is a liar". And one person summed it all up, writing, "I mean HOW are we communicating on a day to day basis if half you are hearing "yanny"?"

Literally everything at my show just stopped to see if people hear Laurel or Yanny.

After she posted the recording, along with a poll, the arguments and confusion began. "The interesting thing about the word Yanny is that the second frequency that our vocal track produces follows nearly the same path, in terms of what it looks like spectrographically, as Laurel".

Some people very clearly hear "laurel".

Please just help us out here.

David Monahan said the audio clip "was Yanny when I listened on my computer and Laurel on my phone..." "Turn the volume up and play it on some speakers that have actual bass response (aka not your phone) and you will hear Laurel".

Some hear yanny. Some hear laurel. Some say by adjusting the pitch of the recording, the word changes.

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