Still arguing over Yanny and Laurel? Here’s what your favourite celebs hear
While you still argue over whether it’s ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ that you’re hearing in that viral audio clip, check out what team the celebs are on, and get an explainer on why it’s happening in the first place.hollywood Updated: May 17, 2018 14:59 IST
Even after the Yanny vs Laurel viral audio clip has been explained - it’s because our ears hear different pitches - the internet is still debating about it. But in another example of how deep down, celebrities are just like us, several of them (including the musician Yanni) took to Twitter to declare what they hear when they play the clip.
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
Here are a bunch of reactions we found. While many Hollywood celebrities such as Mindy Kaling and Sarah Hyland are in the ‘Yanny’ camp, others such as TV hosts Ellen DeGeneres and Stephen Colbert are convinced they heard ‘Laurel’.
It’s Yanny pic.twitter.com/p03ljzpomJ— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 16, 2018
I 100% hear two different voices: a higher-pitched "Yanny" and a lower-pitched "Laurel". You? https://t.co/NZDb0xv81I— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 16, 2018
I heard Yanny all day and now I’m hearing Laurel on the same device and I can’t hear Yanny anymore. I guess I’ll just go fuck myself.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 16, 2018
THE FUCK IS GOING ON ITS SO BLATANTLY LAUREL AND TRUMP IS SO EVIL AND THE DRESS WAS ACTUALLY BLACK AND BLUE LIKE NOT AN OPINION LIKE IT WASSSSS BLACK AND BLUE. AND TRUMP IS ACTUALLY DUMB, LIKE, THESE ARE FACTS WHY ARE WE DISCUSSING LIKE ITS NOT OK I NEED TO SLEEP NOW GOOD DAY SIR— Chloe Bennet (@chloebennet) May 16, 2018
If you wanted to know whether I hear Yanny or Laurel here's your answer. 😎☕️ pic.twitter.com/xnrIby2kmd— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) May 15, 2018
Also it’s yanny not yanni, let’s not be cute about it— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 16, 2018
It’s YANNY— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) May 16, 2018
It’s Yanny.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 16, 2018
it's so clearly laurel. I can't even figure out how one would hear yanny.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 15, 2018
Literally everything at my show just stopped to see if people hear Laurel or Yanny. I hear Laurel. https://t.co/efWRw1Gj0L— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 15, 2018
Yanny?! pic.twitter.com/vys4BkwAYb— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 16, 2018
I hear a robot saying "yeah me" "Yehme" like it’s congratulating itself for wasting our time but I don’t hear Laurel I used to live on laurel canyon how do I not hear that! https://t.co/jL8aViHTxl— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 16, 2018
LAURELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 16, 2018
A BuzzFeed video tracked down the person who posted the clip on Reddit, and later traced it back to a Vocabulary.com entry for ‘Laurel’, confirming the intended word. But after speaking to an academic, it was learned that the clip sounds different when played at different pitches.
I only hear Yanni ;) hahaha https://t.co/WrMMVvl8iX— Yanni (@Yanni) May 15, 2018
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First Published: May 17, 2018 14:58 IST