It’s been three years since the public debate over the color of “the dress” split up friendships and divided families. (For the record, it was blue and black.)
This week, a similar viral debate emerged online — and this time, it’s an aural illusion rather than a visual one.
A two-syllable audio clip of a computerized voice has made waves on the internet, sparking a debate: Does this clip say “Laurel” or “Yanny?” The answer is — well, it’s whichever of the two you think you hear, though there have been some reports of people hearing “Yammy” too.
If you haven’t heard it yet, click below:
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
Celebrities and public figures have weighed in on the head-scratching debate over how two such seemingly different-sounding words could be interpreted from the same sound.