Cut to 2018, and looks like the internet has found a new thing to obsess over and drive people insane.
Biased though he is, Greek god of New Age music for moms Yanni has chimed in on the viral Yanny versus Laurel debate, and you can guess which side he's on. "I clicked the audio button to tell me a word to spell and I hear "Yanny" and I was like, this isn't one of my vocabulary words".
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Do you agree with McCoy that the clip says Laurel or are you hearing what Dawkins heard in the first few seconds of the clip? "I thought these days were gone". "If you're not picking up on those higher frequencies then it sounds more like Laurel", explained linguist Ben Zimmer. On the other hand, a frustrated Twitter user tweeted, "what do y'all hear I am going insane?"
Meanwhile, some people are coming up with a possible explanation of why someone hears a particular word. According to a report by Vox.com, one of the theories posted on Reddit.com suggests that what you hear also depends on "the amount of base that's being produced from the device you are listening to the audio on". While many Hollywood celebrities such as Mindy Kaling and Sarah Hyland are in the "Yanny" camp, others such as TV hosts Ellen DeGeneres and Stephen Colbert are convinced they heard "Laurel".
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On the other hand, a Twitter user found that you can actually hear both the words if you adjust the bass level of the clip. Until experts can provide us with some hard evidence on the matter, the "yanny" vs. "laurel" debate will rage on.
Last Friday, Georgia high school student, Katie Hetzel was studying the word "laurel" for her literature class and made a decision to look it up on Vocabulary.com. What is it that you hear?
We want to know what your hear.
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