The internet is shookt over this confusing recording that either says ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’

May 16th, 2018
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The blue/gold dress debacle of 2015 divided netizens all over the world as to the garment’s true color combination. For many, it was simply black and blue. While for others, it was white and gold. Though it seemed like an uncomplicated problem, this dress sparked a series of debates and led to a number of broken friendships online.

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The issue was later resolved when the dress was revealed to be, in fact, black and blue.  

Many of us thought that we would never encounter a “controversy” like this again on the internet… that is until now.

This is the Yanny/Laurel recording and it’s the next thing that’s going to split the internet into two factions!

What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I

— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018

Posted by YouTube vlogger Cloe Feldman, this recording has people of the internet asking, is it saying ‘Yanny’ or is it saying ‘Laurel’?

Many say it’s ‘Yanny’ including Feldman herself.

i hear Yanny

— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018

Wait… I don’t get it. Is this a joke? It very clearly says “yanny” and in no way could it possibly be misheard as “laurel”…am I losing my mind?

— Colleen Ballinger🎗 (@ColleenB123) May 16, 2018

yanny….wtf y’all talking about? it’s definitely yanny! 😒

— lexy rose (@imlexyrose) May 15, 2018

While others say it’s ‘Laurel.’

Laurel, bro

— _B/ackhead_ (@tray_whitehead) May 16, 2018

I’m trying so hard to hear Yanny but all i hear is stupid laurel

— Alexis Colvin (@alexiscolvin2) May 15, 2018

The correct answer is Laurel, and that's what I'm hearing, but it is clear there is some sort of high pitched digital 'echo' at the end (presenting the illusion of a "y" sound). But the absence of an "N" sound is irrefutable evidence.

— DP JAMES (@alldaydp) (@All_Day_DP) May 15, 2018

Some said they heard both ‘Yanny’ and ‘Laurel’ in the recording.

@MacpLiam @dempster_lewis after listening to this for about 10 minutes straight, I can now hear both of them🤣🤣🤣

— hendo (@RyanHendo1875) May 15, 2018

I hear both

— Andrew Ratto (@Ratman1117) May 15, 2018

And a few Twitter users say they heard something strange like ‘Yerwee’ or ‘YearMe.’

i hear “yeery” or something weird like that

— the real me♡ (@zoeywestby) May 15, 2018

Anyone else getting yerwee or is that just me @tabimorison

— Olivia Morison (@olivia_morison) May 15, 2018

Hear "YearNee" or "YearMe"

— Cosmic (@c0sm1c_Aust) May 16, 2018

Tell us in the poll below, what word do you hear in the recording.

 

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