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:
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
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.
In a small group experiment at The Buffalo News, most heard "Laurel," while only one staffer heard "Yanny."