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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
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Yanny,Laurel,Yanny Laurel
What do you hear, Yanny or Laurel.

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.

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’.

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.

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First Published: May 17, 2018 14:58 IST