The original Yanny vs. Laurel audio will finally settle this once and for all
If you have gone the past 24 hours without being asked, “what do you hear?” Then, well, I’m jealous.
The latest thing to divide our post-The Dress internet is the audio illusion of Yanny vs. Laurel. Believe it or not, a simple clip of a computer-generated voice reading a word is tearing the internet apart. But the post, which was originally posted on an Instagram story and then shared to Reddit was eventually inescapable, but it didn’t just come out of nowhere.
According to Redditor RolandCamry, who originally posted the clip on Saturday, the recording comes from vocabulary.com’s page. Look up “laurel,” click the audio button next to the word, and you’ll hear the truth. It’s laurel, folks. Sorry, team yanny.
However, the low quality audio on the original recording tricks some people’s brains into hearing the word yanny, probably due to however it was filmed.
You can listen to how it sounds originally here, and if you’re a yanny-truther out there, I offer up my sincerest apologies.