Yanny or Laurel? Trump weighs in on raging internet debate

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"If you're not picking up on those higher frequencies then it sounds more like Laurel".

"All I hear is the call of death's warm embrace", wrote Kate Aronoff, a reporter for the left-leaning In These Times. It's no surprise that it went viral, because anyone you play the clip to tends to hears one word or the other, and usually finds it inconceivable that anyone else could hear it differently.

"Yanny's the victor, Laurel's the loser", Schlapp says. In case you haven't been attuned to social media, the country is divided over whether a voice in a brief audio clip is saying "Laurel" or "Yanny". Secondly, while the words are seemingly very different, they actually share very similar acoustic features.

"The brainstorm/green needle thing is even weirder though because it turns two syllables into three, and the words have completely different inflections too and you can change it at will just based on what you think about".

My immediate assumption was that our station sound processing had affected how I was hearing the audio. Older adults often start losing their hearing within the higher-frequency range, meaning it's possible that more young people hear "Yanny".

Interestingly, one Twitter user shared the recordings with the pitch turned both down and up.

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, counselor Kellyanne Conway and director of social media Dan Scavino are all on team #Laurel.

So what is the final answer?

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