The Internet Is Divided! Do You Hear Laurel or Yanny?!

Do You Hear Laurel or Yanny?!

Do You Hear Laurel or Yanny?!

First it was the gold/blue dress, then it was the grey and mint trainers and now it is the Yanny/Laurel audio clip!


The internet is completely divided by this short audio clip of a computer generated voice repeating the word Laurel/Yanny.

Some people hear the word Yanny, myself included and others hear the word Laurel. This is completely freaking me out! The person next to me has just heard 'Laurel' while I can clearly hear 'Yanny'!

So who is right? Social media users have added their own theories as to why people are hearing different words in the clip and have suggested it varies depending on the level of frequency, amplitude and the type of speakers used to play back the clip.

It seems to be that lower frequencies increase your chances of hearing the world 'Laurel' while higher ones are more likely to sound like 'Yanny'.

What do you hear, Yanny or Laurel? We would love to know!

64 comments

  • Lucy M.

    Sometimes I hear laurel and other times yanny. I don't get it!!

  • Kelly C.

    on this is hear yanny but on ur post I heard laurel x

    • Jade S.

      It's still Laurel :joy::joy::joy:

    • Kelly C.

      Really... omg so strange :thinking::thinking:

  • Donna G.

    I can hear Yanny on this 1! :grin:

  • Hannah D.

    That’s weird - how can you hear something different?

  • Holly S.

    Apparently due to frequency, amplitude, type of speakers etc. Really weird :joy:

  • Hannah D.

    i have listened to it over and over and can only hear laurel that’s so odd x

  • Dannii L.

    i still hear YANNY :joy::joy:

  • Helene W.

    I heard it on the radio earlier and it was definitely Laurel. Now on this I hear Yally.

  • Kay P.

    Well I heard Yanny what about you?

  • Donna B.

    Yanny. Ash asked me earlier. What did u, Simon & Leo hear ? x

  • Janet U.

    Totally divided in our house !

  • Natalie J.

    I can't understand how anyone can hear laurel

    • Julie M.

      I hear Laurel loud and clear Bird!! I’m officially old!!

    • Susan M.

      So funny, I only hear Laurel

  • Emma G.

    I hear yanny but more of a yammy :joy:

  • George Y.

    Earlier this morning I heard laurel but on the way home I heard yanny. How odd!

  • Beverley P.

    I know! Laurel at lunch, yanny at tea then laurel again now!!

  • Sandra C.

    Paula this can’t be the one you had me listen to earlier coz now I definitely hear Laurel. This one sounds American though and I think the other one was different wasn’t it ?

    • Stacey J.

      This is doing my head in! I keep hearing different words.... how does it work? It's annoying! Xx

  • Holley J.

    I have no clue what this even is

  • Willy L.

    Yanny for me too. How can anyone hear Laurel??? Weirdos!

  • Beverley P.

    My head phones say yanny my phone says laurel

  • Carly B.

    Yanny but at the same time my husband listened to it and heard laurel :see_no_evil:

  • Claire H.

    My done hear yanel so a combo of both lol I just hear Yanny

  • Paul C.

    Laurel Heard this today on the radio. First time they played it I got yanny then laurel after.

  • Rachel M.

    Omg my hubby is yanny and I'm laurel

  • Carly D.

    For me it’s now Yanny ! FFS

  • Amy R.

    Yannnnnnnny for sure. As it reminded me of yannys chippy in town

  • Gill O.

    I'm busy saving lives I don't have time for this shit :joy::joy:

  • Abbie H.

    I hear laurel at the same time husband hears yammy wtf lol xx

  • Madi H.

    It’s yanny what you all chatting about :joy::joy:

  • Sarah G.

    Just listen to it u grumpy old fucker

  • Parveen S.

    Definitely Yanny can't hear laurel at all I thought I was either deaf or didn't understand it.

  • David N.

    .. well I'm definitely not gonna now. I don't always do what ya say. :wink:

  • Brenda K.

    Laurel clear as day! And I’m half deaf!

  • Sarah S.

    Laurel and my husband hears yanny.

  • Claire A.

    Laurel (Laurel creepy man voice)

  • Elyssia E.

    It’s Laurel :joy::joy::joy:

  • Laura T.

    But on radio in car yesterday i heard laurel

  • Sarah O.

    Didnt hear either from that

  • Lauren S.

    Don’t understand how anyone can hear yanny lol x

  • Sophie D.

    I heard laurel lol. What did you hear :ear: xxxx

  • Madi H.

    The whole hill household says yanny

  • Jenna P.

    I hear Laurel but my husband hears Jerry!! :joy:

  • Sharon D.

    Laurel but Lucy hears yanny xx

  • Marsha P.

    Well wen I heard it on sky new I heard laurel ..wen I heard it again later I hear yanny and now that all I hear weird

  • Sophie C.

    It sounds really clear as Laurel to me! How funny!

  • Lisa A.

    No no no it’s spelt laurel. Clean ya ears lol

  • Ashleigh-paige B.

    On radio I heard Yanny but ever since all i hear is Laurel

  • Susan M.

    Laurel every time. My sons heard Yanny at first but now Laurel

  • Emma W.

    Both (at the same time) :flushed::joy:

  • Claire L.

    How can you hear laurel :see_no_evil:

  • Tracy D.

    I hear laurel on my phone but when I heard it played on Lorraine this morning I heard yanny!! :rolling_eyes:

  • Vicky H.

    Both Adam and I heard laurel bit James can’t hear either :joy:

  • Krystal K.

    Think I’m the only one that hears Gerry :joy::joy::joy::joy:

  • Lou C.

    Sounds more like yammy hahaha xxxx

  • Kristy M.

    Laurel hahaha what do you hear? Xx

  • Kelly S.

    Same here I’ve listened to it so many times lol and all I hear is yanny !

  • Samantha P.

    Actually I hear Yammy lol

  • Elle S.

    Does anyone know what its actually saying?

  • Emma B.

    It deffo sounds like laurel xxxx

  • Vanessa M.

    Me and Isla , laurel and pete and Ethan yanny ... :joy:

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