Laurel vs. Yanny: The World Is Divided Once Again

#LaurelvsYanny | Team Yanny vs.Team Laurel | Keeping the kids engaged in the car | Maple and Marigold

The internet is divided once again. There is an audio clip that has gone viral around the world and nobody can seem to agree on it. Some people hear one word and others hear something else entirely. So my question to you is this – are you on Team Yanny or Team Laurel?

Laurel vs. Yanny

#LaurelvsYanny | Team Yanny vs.Team Laurel | Keeping the kids engaged in the car | Maple and Marigold

This morning was crazy like all others. Perhaps a little more so because my oldest needed to be in school 15 minutes before the bell. 15 mins doesn’t sound like much when you think about it but count the minutes in early morning rush and it may as well be 2 hours.

This morning was a little different though – we actually found something on the radio that ALL of us were interested in, at the same time. When does that ever happen?

The discussion on the radio was the Laurel vs. Yanny debate. This is the audio clip that is making the rounds where a robot says a word. People cannot agree on what is being said. The kids and I heard the audio clip again and again and here’s what we found out:

  • The 12 year old heard “Yanny” and she thinks she is right!
  • The 7 year-old heard “Laurel” and she knows she is right!
  • The 43 year-old heard “Laurel” and she, of course, is right!

The only thing is that after I (the 43 yo) dropped the kids off and opened my laptop to work, I listened to the audio clip again. And……I hear “Yanny” now!

I’m almost afraid to pick the kids up from school and start the discussion all over again. Almost, but not quite you know I love a good disagreement.

Here’s the audio clip. It’s a robot saying Yanny, or Laurel depending on the side of the fence you’re on.

You be the judge and let me know what you hear!

https://youtu.be/XCGpl0E95cM

For those of us who like the details and the background story, here’s the science behind the Yanny vs. Laurel debate.

Here’s the dress debate that took the internet by storm 3 years ago.

 

Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma<br/><small>Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker</small>
Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma
Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker

About Puneeta

Author, Educator, Speaker

Puneeta is a writer, food advocate and guide for those who seek earth-friendly, delicious solutions that work for real life.

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