People are torn over whether an audio recording says “Yanny” or “Laurel.”
It’s both, but the debate has led to a lot of great tweets. Check them out below.
On Tuesday, the internet was torn in two. In dispute, was a humble audio recording. Does it say “Laurel” or does it say “Yanny”?
The answer, a technical analysis of the audio proved, was both. Each word is being said at a different frequency, and various people hear it differently.
That didn’t stop people from losing their minds (even more than usual) on Twitter. Here are the 22 best tweets about the Yanny-or-Laurel debate.
Celebrities are mostly siding with Laurel.
I’m a Laurel. You will not silence us x https://t.co/H5p04HjSaB
— James Corden (@JKCorden) May 16, 2018
Literally everything at my show just stopped to see if people hear Laurel or Yanny. I hear Laurel. https://t.co/efWRw1Gj0L
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) 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
The Greek composer Yanni has a lot of thoughts.
I only hear Yanni 😉 hahaha https://t.co/WrMMVvl8iX
— Yanni (@Yanni) May 15, 2018
The reaction you make when people think it’s Laurel and not Yanny… #YanniToBeExact pic.twitter.com/Zp1hbvK2AP
— Yanni (@Yanni) May 16, 2018
Maybe Britney Spears can help resolve this.
you, an idiot: is it Yanny or Laurel???
me, an intellectual: pic.twitter.com/61OYjbtntT
— crazy poor asian (@tribranchvo) May 15, 2018
Some people hear different things entirely.
It doesn’t say “Yanny” it says “real wages haven’t gone up since 1980 even though productivity has skyrocketed and a disturbing % of Americans have chosen to believe immigrants and POC took their money over the vastly more obvious answer: YOUR BOSS TOOK IT.”
— Ed Burmila (@gin_and_tacos) May 16, 2018
It’s causing family disputes.
Nine months from now:
“Oh you had twins, what are their names?”
“Yanny and Laurel.”
“You named both your kids Laurel?”#Yanny #Laurel #TeamLaurel
— Shad Powers (@shad_powers) May 16, 2018
I asked my parents what they heard
Dad: “kill me”
It’s very important to give people the two options #laurel #yanny
— Candice Patton (@candicekp) May 16, 2018
i bet my future husband is out there hearing “yanny” 😌
— emma (@emmachambie) May 16, 2018
It’s a serious problem.
My GPS keeps telling me to turn left on Yanny Canyon pic.twitter.com/ttaR1wVpYI
— DAVID DOBRIK (@DavidDobrik) May 16, 2018
1. People on the internet are losing their minds over Yanny vs Laurel
2. We spoke to a neuroscientist about why some people hear yanny and some laurel
3. Yanny, Laurel, and the Yearning for Collective Experience
4. The troubling racial politics of people who hear Laurel.
— navneet alang (@navalang) May 15, 2018
me talking about that yanny/laurel vid pic.twitter.com/C1mMVA7wXO
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) May 16, 2018
Source:: Business Insider