Yanny or Laurel? President Trump hears 'Covfefe'

Rosalie Gross
May 18, 2018

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders makes a lighthearted joke when asked why she only hears Laurel. For those who thought "the dress" debate or the "Yanny-Laurel" debates were the end, now there's the "brain storm-green needle" conundrum.

The White House on Thursday released a video via Twitter featuring various members of the staff weighing in.

"It's "Laurel.' But I could deflect and divert to 'Yanny" if you need me to", Conway says. He's Team Yanny, guys.

Surely by now you've already heard about the next big social media debate Yanny or Laurel?

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

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Agalarov was a partner of Trump's in staging the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013. He wrote that Agalarov hoped the document would be delivered to "the appropriate team".

Regarding the Laurel or Yanny question, the "right" answer is Laurel since the clip was taken from a recording of the word "Laurel" from dictionary.com.

Celebrities too added to the frenzy, including namesake artist Yanni whose saw massive surge in online searches for his name after the madness, according to Google Trends. The disputed mystery audio clip that sounds like different things to different people, Yanny or Laurel has divided the Internet. "Most likely the original recording was "Laurel", he said.

In addition, perception can be influenced by multiple factors such as age, sex or native language of the listener, she explained.

But by reading the words beforehand you are primed to hear one or the other.

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