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Laurel or Yanny?

Posted 5/23/18 (Wed)

Weird week. Everyone was weighing in on the Laurel or Yanny question. Some heard the robotic voice on the Internet say "Yanny", others heard "Laurel". Others thought their iPad was possessed by Stephen Hawking, Linda Blair or M. Night Shyamalan.
The president heard "covfefe". As for me, I distinctly heard, "Paul is dead." and I think, in the background, "I Dreamed a Dream," from Les Miserables.
There was some speculation that the differences in what people heard were based on the recorded frequencies. There seemed to be greater discrepancies between what women heard—"Yanny"—and what men heard: "It's second and three, and the Packers are driving..."