Audio clip spurs social media debate over Yanny or Laurel

17 May, 2018, 01:18 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
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We also took to the streets to find out what Ottawans heard, and you can check out the responses in the video above. An expert says your answer could depend on your level of hearing loss.

All around the internet, the puzzling audio clip is being called magic and stirring a buzz similar to the color debate sparked by a dress photo back in 2015. Ellen DeGeneres tweeted everything at her show stopped to see what people heard.

A poll of RNZ's Wellington newsroom had a combined "yanny/yammy" count of 11, with Laurel-ers racking up eight votes.

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One sound clip is reportedly tearing the internet apart based exclusively on fighting surrounding whether, when played, the listener hears "Laurel" or "Yanny". She said she heard Laurel.

"We're not listening to an actual speaker - we're listening to manipulated speech, and that is a bit harder", he said.

And just like that, the internet broke in two.

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