To cut right to the chase, here's the recording, as shared on Twitter by influencer and designer Cloe Feldman.
Some Twitter users have said they hear "Yanny" and some say they hear "Laurel". [Editor's note: It was not in unison.] The pair each tried a number of headphones ranging from nice to incredibly crappy and still heard only "Laurel". Well buckle up, folks, because there's a new viral sensation causing divisions in offices and group texts everywhere: an audio clip of a computerized voice saying a word. He played with the bass levels when made it easier to hear both.
"HOW DOES ANYONE HEAR LAUREL ITS YANNY", Twitter user zaynilla added.
When I listen to it, I clearly hear "Laurel" and believed that anyone hearing the other option was a troll.
Sports writer Ted Berg wrote "there's no way anyone could hear that as Yanny", and "anyone who says they do is lying for shock value".
This debate totally reminds us of the dress debate from 2015, when people debated if a dress was blue and black or white and gold.