"Yanny" or "Laurel", this audio clip is tearing the internet apart


In the insufferable tradition of the 'blue or gold dress" debate, we now have the horrific rise of "Yanny" versus "Laurel'. Well, we might have a sequel.

"Omg, that blows my mind how people can hear such diff things". People who hear laurel are hearing a syllabic l in the second syllable, which has some similarities to the vowel sound at the end of yanny.

Others can't be convinced that it's saying anything other than Yanny.

And Twitter is freaking out about it. [Editor's note: It was not in unison.] The pair each tried a number of headphones ranging from nice to incredibly crappy and still heard only "Laurel".

Some believe it says "Yanny", while others are convinced it is "Laurel".

So what do you hear? .

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Some people are resolutely Team Laurel.

Interestingly, there are some users on the internet who claim that they heard one word for a while, and then eventually started to hear the other one.

In fact, the confusion and the chaos caused by the audio recording has been so great that it even shut down The Ellen Show for a brief moment.

Teigen tried to win Kaling back with this comment: "They're saying younger, more attractive people hear yanny!".

Chandrasekaran told The Verge that because the original recording is ambiguous - it's bad, remember? - your brain needs to fill what it thinks you should hear.

There's an audio recording floating around the internet that most definitely plays the name "Laurel" on repeat.