If you haven’t heard about the debate going on over the Internet, then you really have been preoccupied. Every type of media has been covering the “Yanny” vs “Laurel” story.
It all started a few days ago with a gal named Katie Hetzel, a freshman at a high school in Georgia. She was studying for her world literature class where “Laurel” was one of her vocabulary words. When she looked up the word “Laurel” on vocabulary.com and played the audio, she heard the word “Yanny.” Hetzel was mystified.
She then asked her friends what they thought. She posted it on Instagram and the story went viral. If you Google “Yanny,” you will see the hundreds of media outlets who have covered this story.
If you want to hear for yourself, click the New York Times story below.