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The new 'dress' debate: Do you hear Yanny or Laurel?

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.

In a small group experiment at The Buffalo News, most heard "Laurel," while only one staffer heard "Yanny."

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