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White House Chimes in on 'Laurel or Yanny' Debate

18 May 2018

"It's Laurel", Conway said, "but I could deflect and defer to Yanny if you need me to". "Laurel" exists in the lower frequencies and "Yanny" exists in the higher frequencies. "There's also the question of what platform you heard the recording on first â€" the differences in the audio could have something to do with how Twitter or Instagram compresses video files.

Regarding the "Yanny" vs. "Laurel" debate, CBS News reported Twitter data shows 47 percent of people hear "Yanny", and 53 percent hear "Laurel".

'Definitely Laurel, ' Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah agrees.

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"Who's yanny? I hear coffefe".

The video asked several White House staffers to weigh in on an audio clip that has divided the internet.

A straw poll carried out among staff in AFP's Washington bureau counted 17 for Yanny, and 14 for Laurel.

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"Clearly you're getting your information from CNN "cause that's fake news".

At the end of the video, President Donald Trump says, "I hear Covfefe". In fact, I began to wonder how in the world anyone could hear "Laurel".

The age of your ears will also affect what you hear, the sounds of "Yanny play at a higher frequency than those of "Laurel".

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Decide for yourself by watching the clip above, via the White House.

White House Chimes in on 'Laurel or Yanny' Debate