Tell us what you hear: Yanny or Laurel?

Sheila Mcguire
May 17, 2018

If you're still on team "yanny", take a listen to the original recording from Vocabulary.com, where it's the pronunciation key for just one word: laurel.

"If you have a low quality of recording, it's not surprising some people would confuse the second and third resonances flipped around, and hear Yanny instead of Laurel".

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He said fighters launched attacks from multiple directions, after which they overran several checkpoints in the city. But the defence ministry said the army had repulsed the attack and that "security forces are now chasing the enemy".

And what was the professor's vote?"I heard Laurel", said Professor Richmond. Is it Yanni or Laurel?

"How it was recorded, how it was played back, if there was any frequency modulation in between the two, and also the speaker, said Cavanaugh".

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Kimmel also created his own audio puzzle of listeners, enlisting correspondent Guillermo Rodriguez to say a word that has split his colleagues at Live! as to whether he's saying "yogurt" or "joker". She said she heard laurel. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said he'd like "to declare something that is just so obvious: It is laurel and not yanny". Sure, we guessed it had something to do with subtle differences in sensory capability, which eventually explained why people saw "the dress" differently.

More than one person online yearned for that simpler time in 2015, when no one could decide whether the mother of the bride wore white and gold or blue and black. And why is social media up in arms? It all started after YouTuber Cloe Couture tweeted out a video clip asking, "What do you hear?!" Let us know in the comments section below. "It's a really striking demonstration of how our brains try to make sense of the world around us in ways that we are not even aware of".

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Whatever you hear, all you need to do is jump on Twitter to see some of the hilarious reactions.

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