The "Yanny" or "Laurel" debate was started by a high school freshman who got the audio off vocabulary.com
There's been a heated debate the last couple days over an audio clip of a SINGLE WORD. Some people think the voice is saying "laurel," and other people hear it as "yanny."
Now we have some context on how the whole thing got started and a definitive answer on which one is correct.
It turns out a high school freshman in Georgia named Katie Hetzel got the debate going last Friday while she was studying for a literature class. One of the vocabulary words she needed to look up was "laurel."
So she looked up the definition on the website Vocabulary.com played a clip of how to pronounce it and THAT'S where the audio came from.
So if "laurel" is what you hear, you're technically correct.
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018