The internet is losing its mind over whether the word being said in this clip is ‘Laurel’ or ‘Yanny’ – but really, who cares?


The latest conundrum to hit the internet is an odd one that asks a simple question: “Laurel or Yanny?” Call it the audio version of the gold blue or dress.

It all started on Sunday, when redditor RolandCamry posted an audio clip of a voice saying a word that is either “laurel” or “yanny.”

It’s hard to say for sure because, apparently, different people are hearing different things.

Redditor user and armchair expert juuular had his own theory about the difference, based on frequencies: “If you turn the volume very low, there will be practically no bass and you will hear Yanny. Turn the volume up and play it on some speakers that have actual bass response (aka not your phone) and you will hear Laurel. I’m assuming they combined the high frequencies of ‘Yanny’ with the lower frequencies of ‘Laurel’ (with some overlap), and the two words are phonetically similar enough for this to work. However, your brain can’t handle both at once, so it picks one and that is the version you hear.”

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

— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018

Although, let’s be honest, it’s definitely “laurel,” as confirmed by meme enthusiast Chrissy Teigen, who tweeted, “it’s so clearly laurel. I can’t even figure out how one would hear yanny.”

The clip went hugely viral by Tuesday, with some saying they could even hear both and others claiming you can hear one on mobile and the other on desktop.

Whatever the case, it’s probably time for all you misanthropic goons out there to mute both “laurel” and “yanny” from your Twitter feeds.

it’s so clearly laurel. I can’t even figure out how one would hear yanny.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 15, 2018

I just asked my dad what he heard and he said “nothing” and my mom said “rural”

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 15, 2018

it’s time pic.twitter.com/1Fruru61kU

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 16, 2018

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