Not since the infamous blue vs. gold dress (I’m sorry, I can’t bring myself to link to it here, you’re going to have to google it) has the internet been this divided.
Reddit user RolandCamry posted this audio clip three days ago and asked “What do you guys hear?” Since then, it’s also been posted by Chloe Feldman on twitter, and the world has never been the same.
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
Of course, some NARCS decided to “explain” what’s “going on” and create separate, pitch-shifted versions of the audio clip…
Ok, so if you pitch-shift it you can hear different things:— Steve Pomeroy (@xxv) May 15, 2018
down 30%: https://t.co/F5WCUZQJlq
down 20%: https://t.co/CLhY5tvnC1
up 20%: https://t.co/zAc7HomuCS
up 30% https://t.co/JdNUILOvFW
up 40% https://t.co/8VTkjXo3L1 https://t.co/suSw6AmLtn
…but let’s forget we ever heard those (or, you know, any legitimate news or ways to productively spend our time), dive back into the blissful escape of this completely useless debate, and determine the REAL answer to what is now the MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION OF THE DAY.
Here are the most convincing (or at least the most fun) arguments for each:
if you hear yanny F44f; you F44f; are F44f; a F44f; cop— alexis nedd (@alexisthenedd) May 15, 2018
How is this anything but YANNY? Fuck offffffff https://t.co/zV1vj1ovQJ— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 15, 2018
Yanny.— andy lassner (@andylassner) May 15, 2018
Weirdos hear Laurel. https://t.co/yUTZXmw1Xl
this is out of control WHO IN THE CRAP IS HEARING LAUREL https://t.co/nxwZiShVan— Kristin Chirico (@lolacoaster) May 15, 2018
I truly do not understand where Laurel comes from. I only hear Yanny. This is not a bit, I am so confused https://t.co/1rdGD3r5cZ— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) May 15, 2018
it's so clearly laurel. I can't even figure out how one would hear yanny.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 15, 2018
Can't believe how many people at work think it's YANNY. Go check our Instagram Story to see for yourself... pic.twitter.com/uTmaaqzBL8— The Laurel Laurel Show (@latelateshow) May 15, 2018
yanny isn't even a word. do you just walk around with your brain wide open to nonsense words? how do you live like that? https://t.co/7KMRS9NS4d— Joss Fong (@JossFong) May 15, 2018