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White House divided on Yanny Laurel debate

White House divided on Yanny Laurel debate

"Another user tweeted", When you hear both Yanny and Laurel, but your friends pressure you into choosing one or the other.

Unless you live under an internet-less rock, you've probably been asked the question sometime this week: yanny or laurel?

"It's Laurel", Conway said, "but I could deflect and defer to Yanny if you need me to".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also pledges her allegiance to Yanny.

The White House has published on Twitter a video showing staffers taking on the key question of the week.

It's Laurel but I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to' Kellyanne Conway says with a smirk in the clip
It's Laurel but I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to' Kellyanne Conway says with a smirk in the clip

"So clearly Laurel", Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, remarks in the White House "statement" on the matter, while Vice-President Mike Pence just wants to know who Yanny actually is.

Mr Trump alluded to his viral tweet previous year that ended in the world "covfefe", before it was deleted.

He played it for his peers, who disagreed over whether the syllables formed "Yanny" or "Laurel". The word Yanny, the second frequency, has nearly exactly the same pattern as the L, R, L in Laurel.

Poppy Crum, chief scientist at Dolby Labs in San Francisco, said the environment in which one listens, including whether headphones or a speaker are used, affects the intensity of the frequencies, and hence what one hears. 'All I hear is Yanny'. Those who hear primarily in the lower frequency hear "laurel".

Squidjeep said: "These videos do well on the internet because it's really cool to see how people's brains work".

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