Yanny or Laurel: Which one do you hear?

Help us settle the debate. What do you hear? Laurel or Yanny? Source Clow Feldman Twitter

To cut right to the chase, here's the recording, as shared on Twitter by influencer and designer Cloe Feldman.

In the viral clip, a robotic voice says a single word that has divided the online community, as some people swear they hear "yanny" while others can only hear "laurel".

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Whether or not our ear canals or our brains are to blame, it's clear that, with one word, a bot has once again flamed internet users' tribal instincts. [Editor's note: It was not in unison.] The pair each tried a number of headphones ranging from nice to incredibly crappy and still heard only "Laurel". "Do people actually hear "Yanny" or is it a joke?" asked Vulture's Tara Abell, also Team Laurel. "What's the science behind that?" He played with the bass levels when made it easier to hear both. Now it's Yanny or Laurel.

Depending on a number of factors - including the sound settings on your computer, and maybe more crucially, your age - you might hear one or the other. "They are saying they hear "yanny" because they want attention...." another chimed in. "Yanny" can clearly be heard when the pitch is lowered, and "Laurel" can be heard when the pitch is raised. Back in February 2016, the phenomenon that is simply known as 'The Dress' happened and changed our lives forever.

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