What The $%#@ Is Wrong With You? It's Yanny! (or Laurel)

What are we to make of the latest perceptual debate taking over the internet, separating loved ones from each other, causing chaos, sobbing, grief?

  • We’re Only Beginning to Truly Understand Laurel vs. Yanny
    This week could safely be described as the week of Laurel vs. Yanny, the week that the “audio version of the dress” took over the internet. After the ambiguous shoe, the Adidas jacket, and the dresser, not to forget the jumping pylons, you could be ...
    05/18/2018 - 8:46 am | View Link
  • Yanny? Laurel? A Linguist Explains Why Half the Internet Is Hearing It All Wrong
    It's that stupid black and blue dress all over again. I mean, white and gold? If you've been on social media at all this week, you've seen and probably participated in the debate over whether a digital voice is saying the word "yanny" or the word "laurel.
    05/18/2018 - 4:15 am | View Link
  • AI will save us from yanny/laurel, right? Wrong
    If you haven’t taken part in the yanny/laurel controversy over the last couple of days, allow me to sincerely congratulate you. But your time is up. The viral speech synth clip has met the AI hype train and the result is, like everything in this mortal ...
    05/17/2018 - 8:00 pm | View Link
  • Steven Pinker’s new book on the Enlightenment is a huge hit. Too bad it gets the Enlightenment wrong.
    If you have an idea for a piece, pitch us at thebigidea@vox.com. “Yanny” or “Laurel”: the audio clip that’s tearing the internet apart The color-changing dress that ruined the internet is now in audio form. 100 million Americans have chronic pain.
    05/17/2018 - 2:20 am | View Link
  • Hangout with ST: Let's talk about inequality in Singapore, ragging gone wrong and the new season of Living City
    In this week's episode, they will talk about inequality in Singapore, a ragging incident gone wrong in the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the premiere of the the second season of video series Living City and whether they hear the word Laurel or Yanny in an ...
    05/16/2018 - 8:01 pm | View Link
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  • Today Show
    Today Show, New York, New York. 6,611,858 likes · 835,664 talking about this. NBC¹s TODAY is the news program that informs, entertains, inspires and sets...
    05/15/2018 - 9:55 pm | View Website
  • Celebrities Pregnant & Wearing Lingerie — Beyonce, Khloe ...
    See stars like Beyonce, Khloe Kardashian and more celebrities pregnant and wearing lingerie!
    05/15/2018 - 7:46 pm | View Website
  • Boris Johnson's niece's bikini wax: Wrong of mother Rachel ...
    Rachel Johnson had only one concern when she wrote about her daughter's bikini wax, says LIZ JONES. More publicity for herself (Oh, and the size of the cheque . . .)
    05/15/2018 - 7:18 pm | View Website
  • Trump’s shithole comment, Andrew Cunanan’s Filipino ...
    Trump’s shithole comment, Andrew Cunanan’s Filipino heritage, and radio pioneer Joe Frank’s influence, in Slate's daily newsletter.
    05/15/2018 - 5:09 pm | View Website
  • Everything you think you know about healthy eating is wrong!
    Low-fat salad dressing is better than mayonnaise, fat makes you fat and you can’t eat enough fruit, right? Wrong, according to the latest research.
    05/14/2018 - 6:07 pm | View Website
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