Do you hear what I hear?That's the question as a short audio clip has sparked a social media debate about whether the word is "yanny" or "laurel." How one hears it is similar to how people viewed a dress on the internet three years ago.The debate began on Reddit and expanded throughout social media. Ellen DeGeneres tweeted everything at her show stopped to see what people heard. She said she heard Laurel. But New Age musician Yanni was in the Yanny camp.Some people speculated the age of the listener might determine what people heard, while others changed the pitch to alter results.As for the dress, some people said it was white and gold while others saw blue and black. … [Read more...] about Yanny or laurel? Audio clip sparks new version of the great dress debate
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 'Laurel' or 'yanny'? This audio version of 'The Dress' has the Internet divided Some are certain it says 'laurel.' Others are convinced it's 'yanny.' And it's leaving the entire Internet in a frenzy. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 2 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press Published 5:40 p.m. ET May 15, 2018 | Updated 9:47 a.m. ET May 16, 2018 CLOSE Are you team Yanny or team Laurel? The internet phenomenon that has played tricks on the ears of many now has a probable answer thanks to a professor. Keri Lumm reports. Buzz60 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE The latest Internet … [Read more...] about ‘Laurel’ or ‘yanny’? This audio version of ‘The Dress’ has the Internet divided
Step aside, #TheDress: Yanny and Laurel are here. A viral audio posted by Instagram influencer Cloe Feldman is setting the internet ablaze. In the clip, a voice can be heard repeating one word ... but is it Laurel or is it Yanny? Listen to the recording and decide which word you hear: A linguist explained in an article for The Atlantic why this two-syllable recording is driving people crazy. It's not a simple explanation, either. It could depend on the your age, or the sound settings on your computer. Some say by adjusting the pitch of the recording, the word changes. So, Laurel or Yanny? In a small group experiment at The Buffalo News, most heard "Laurel," while only one staffer heard "Yanny." … [Read more...] about The new ‘dress’ debate: Do you hear Yanny or Laurel?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Yanny or Laurel: The ear-splitting debate It's the new blue/black or white/gold dress debate. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Cheryl Vari, [email protected] Published 6:33 a.m. ET May 16, 2018 | Updated 6:53 a.m. ET May 16, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE It may all be in the ear of the beholder. You hear "Yanny," I hear "Laurel." It's the new blue/black or white/gold dress debate. The audio clip, just four seconds long, was posted on Reddit a few days ago by Roland Camry and it has … [Read more...] about Yanny or Laurel: The ear-splitting debate
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Intersect Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Abby Ohlheiser by Abby Ohlheiser Email the author May 15 at 8:30 PM Email the author Hey, could you do me a favor? Listen to this recording real quick: What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018 Thank you for allowing me to ruin your day. Because as you may have guessed, not everyone hears the same thing when they listen to this cursed piece of audio. I, for instance, correctly hear … [Read more...] about ‘Do you hear Yanny or Laurel?’ is the new viral debate ruining your timeline and becoming content
Sections N News S Sports O Opinion R Religion A Arts & Living M Must Reads Video Photography P Podcasts S Sponsored Legal Notices Obituaries Jobs Homes Sections Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Sign In Subscribe Account Sign Out Sign In Subscribe Account Sign Out facebook twitter email facebook twitter email By Marina Gomberg · Published: May 4 Updated: May 04, 2018 Move over is-the-dress-black/blue-or-gold/white, there’s a new dress debate online. And it’s a lot more serious. Perhaps you’ve heard by now about the Utah teen who wore a traditional Chinese qipao dress to prom last week. As someone who the masses assumed was not Chinese (and she isn’t), the girl was unabashedly critiqued for her lack of cultural sensitivity. That judgment may be warranted (and … [Read more...] about Gomberg: Thinking about that prom dress debacle, maybe it’s time to call people up, not call people out
Minnesota has a dress code for voting. The idea, the state says, is to create a safe space for democracy. To make sure voters are in a properly contemplative mood at their polling places on Election Day, the state bans T-shirts, hats and buttons that express even general political views, like support for gun rights or labor unions. The goal, state officials have said, is “an orderly and controlled environment without confusion, interference or distraction.” Critics say the law violates the principle at the core of the First Amendment: that the government may not censor speech about politics. They add that voters can be trusted to vote sensibly even after glancing at a political message. “A T-shirt will not destroy democracy,” a group challenging the law told the Supreme Court this month. The court will hear arguments in the case, Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, No. 16-1435, next month. By the time the term ends in June, the justices will decide whether … [Read more...] about Can Minnesota’s dress code for voters stand?
A debate in Bemidji over whether to allow organizations to dress up the city's giant Paul Bunyan statue is rearing its huge plaster head. The 18-foot-tall lumberjack and his 10-foot-tall sidekick Babe the Blue Ox have stood on the shores of northern Minnesota's Lake Bemidji since 1937, beloved concrete-over-steel-frame examples of what critics might call quirky roadside architecture. "The statue speaks of Bemidji and is an identity for our community and of northern Minnesota," said Bemidji City Manager Nate Mathews. "The community loves to use Paul and Babe to promote itself. But at the same time there's a lot of people that say, 'Hang on, let's respect it.' There's a sacredness to Paul and Babe up here." Through it all, Bunyan has sported his classic lumberjack/hipster look: red-checked shirt, black cap and pipe. On special occasions, though, he was known to change attire. When the U.S. men's curling team won an Olympic medal in 2006, he wore the bronze. When the quilt show came to … [Read more...] about A strict dress code for Bemidji’s famous lumberjack could soon be relaxed
By Vanessa Gera Published 1:07 pm, Friday, January 26, 2018 Photo: Czarek Sokolowski, Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Far-right groups like the National-Radical Camp have held rallies like this one last year in Warsaw. Far-right groups like the National-Radical Camp have held rallies like this one last year in Warsaw. Photo: Czarek Sokolowski, Associated Press Polish neo-Nazis praising Hitler spark revulsion and debate 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WARSAW — An undercover expose of Polish neo-Nazis celebrating Adolf Hitler in a nighttime forest ceremony has sparked revulsion in Poland, a country where Nazi Germany murdered millions of people in concentration camps, ghettos and the bombing of cities. In the week since the television expose was broadcast, political leaders in Poland have … [Read more...] about Polish neo-Nazis praising Hitler spark revulsion and debate
There's a crowded field of candidates seeking to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Gene Green By Jeremy Wallace, Houston Chronicle Updated 6:30 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 Photo: James Nielsen, Staff Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 U.S. Rep. Gene Green, left, was drawn out of his district in the controversial redistricting plan of 2003, when he found himself suddenly placed in the looping district belonging to U.S. Rep Ted Poe, right. Green decided to sell his house and move. less U.S. Rep. Gene Green, left, was drawn out of his district in the controversial redistricting plan of 2003, when he found himself suddenly placed in the looping district belonging to U.S. Rep Ted Poe, ... more Photo: James Nielsen, Staff First debate for Democrats running for Congress gets heated … [Read more...] about First debate for Democrats running for Congress gets heated