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The White House is also distracted by Yanny/Laurel social media storm

18 May 2018, 02:57 | Rufus Hill

Trump hears 'covfefe' as White House aides weigh in on 'Yanny' and 'Laurel'

The audio recording in this video purportedly sounds like

You've probably lost many friends in the last two days over the audio clip that has drawn battle-lines across the Internet. "I can´t figure out how one would hear yanny".

At the end of the video, President Trump has the final word: "I hear covfefe", he says, a reference to a cryptic tweet posted from his account in 2017. Story recorded himself saying "Yanny" and "Laurel" for comparison. We see what you did there.

The video featured staff members such as press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and counselor Kellyanne Conway poking fun at themselves over a peppy musical track.

"Laurel" debate that's baffled the internet this week is dead. He's Team Yanny, guys. He hears 'covfefe', a word a invented previous year in a cryptic tweet.

US President Donald Trump and the White House are the latest to weigh in on the Laurel versus Yanny debate.

The collective sensory experiment causing a Twitter tizzy mushroomed from a short audio clip originally published by a high school student on Reddit, The New York Times said Wednesday.

Vice President Mike Pence answers with a confused, "Who's Yanny?"

Experts claim headphones and speakers are bound to behave differently, because it depends on how they process the frequencies. "Who's yanny? I hear coffefe".

So if you're hearing Laurel, you're likely picking up on the lower frequency.

A straw poll carried out among staff in AFP's Washington bureau counted 17 for Yanny, and 14 for Laurel.

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

"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".



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