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  1. Standard memberlemon lime
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    17 May '18 03:081 edit
    Oops, that was supposed to be Yanny or Laurel.
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    17 May '18 11:51
    Originally posted by @lemon-lime
    Oops, that was supposed to be [b]Yanny or Laurel.[/b]
    Yanny, all the way. You?
  3. Standard memberapathist
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    17 May '18 11:59
    Yanni?
  4. Standard memberlemon lime
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    17 May '18 15:06
    Originally posted by @great-big-stees
    Yanny, all the way. You?
    I listened to it several times and tried to hear "Laurel", but I heard "Yanny" every time.
  5. Standard memberlemon lime
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    17 May '18 15:08
    Originally posted by @apathist
    Yanni?
    Yanni says he heard "Yanny"...
  6. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    17 May '18 15:46
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/upshot/audio-clip-yanny-laurel-debate.html
  7. Subscribersonhouse
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    18 May '18 17:051 edit
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/upshot/audio-clip-yanny-laurel-debate.html
    I think the gist is they added some high frequency components to the word to illustrate those who lack the higher frequency response. Presumably that happening mainly to old folks so the perception of the higher frequencies changes the perception of the actual word spoken.
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