Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Trump's White House tackles America's most divisive question: Laurel or Yanny?

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Rosie Leonard | 18 May, 2018, 16:30

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders makes a lighthearted joke when asked why she only hears Laurel.

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

The White House tally was posted on an Instagram and Twitter video. "But I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to", adds the woman who coined the phrase "alternative facts".

Decide for yourself by watching the clip above, via the White House.

Ivanka Trump and Kellyanne Conway both hear "Laurel".

But a surprise appearance by POTUS puts an end to the disagreement.

Mr Trump alluded to his viral tweet previous year that ended in the world "covfefe", before it was deleted. Yanny and Laurel, the big meme that everyone was talking about on Wednesday, is now a thing of the past.

The White House is getting in on the "Laurel vs. Yanny" debate. Those who hear primarily in the lower frequency hear "laurel". Much like anything on the internet, disagreements over what is being said in the clip broke out nearly immediately.

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

He told The Telegraph: "There are some effects where words alternate what you hear when you say them rapidly repeatedly.... but given this is only said time two, that doesn't seem like it".

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