White House, Trump weigh in on 'Laurel' versus 'Yanny' debate

18 May, 2018, 16:30 | Author: Valerie Santiago
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The video begins with Ivanka Trump - she of the "laurel" camp - and includes appearances by deputy press secretary Raj Shah, another "laurel" person, adviser Kellyanne Conway, and Vice President Pence, who asks, "Who's Yanny".

But hey, who knows what's real and what's right anymore?

Donald Trump's staff have released their own video trying to settle the question that has been on America's mind since a YouTube clip went viral earlier this week. I heard a very tinny computerized voice saying, "yanny". The White House is far from the the first corner of Washington to weigh in on a topic that many have found earresistible.

When the pitch is turned down 30% you'll hear Yanny, when it is increased 30% you'll clearly hear Laurel. He hears 'covfefe', a word a invented past year in a cryptic tweet.

The White House is getting in on the "Laurel vs. Yanny" debate.

Roland Szabo, 18, said he recorded the seemingly innocuous audio from a vocabulary website while doing a project for his school in the USA state of Georgia.

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"Yanny's the victor, Laurel's the loser", Schlapp says.

Celebrities too added to the frenzy, including namesake artist Yanni whose saw massive surge in online searches for his name after the madness, according to Google Trends.

"If there was stuff going on at high frequency range maybe you would get young people hearing/and being influenced by that, but not oldies?" "Most likely the original recording was "Laurel", he said. The lowest of the three frequencies is absolutely essential for the L's and R's - the consonants that make up Laurel.

In addition, perception can be influenced by multiple factors such as age, sex or native language of the listener, she explained.

There are actual reasons why an individual might hear either word.

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