Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Yanny or Laurel? Soundbite still has internet divided

President Trump Vice President Mike Pence and others in the White House are weighing in on the Yanny vs. Laurel debate President Trump Vice President Mike Pence and others in the White House are weighing in on the Yanny vs. Laurel debate
Jay Anderson | 18 May, 2018, 15:51

In a video shared on social media Thursday, several White House staffers let us know what they think.

Regarding the "Yanny" vs. "Laurel" debate, CBS News reported Twitter data shows 47 percent of people hear "Yanny", and 53 percent hear "Laurel".

Thanks to the team from ASAPScience who unpack the perplexing audio clip and explain in detail why some of us hear "Yanny" and some of us hear "Laurel".

Yanny or Laurel - if you have somehow managed to miss this one, which I find impossible, you'll find the lowdown here. In a recent Twitter poll, 47% of people heard Yanny while 53% heard Laurel. Story recorded himself saying "Yanny" and "Laurel" for comparison. If you hear Yanny, you're picking up on the higher frequency.




Senior aide and first daughter Ivanka Trump, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders were among those taking part in the video. If you hadn't been introduced to the possibility of hearing "Yanny" or "Laurel" you may not have heard either of these words. Sanders responds, "Clearly you're getting your information from CNN because that's fake news".

"Odd. All I heard was 'Mueller, '" one person wrote.

Finally, the clip ends with President Trump claiming: "I hear Covfefe".

Now, the White House wants to be in on the debate.

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