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
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