Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

It's Neither Yanny Nor Laurel - It's Covfefe!

It's Neither Yanny Nor Laurel - It's Covfefe!

At the end of the video, President Trump has the final word: "I hear covfefe", he says, a reference to a cryptic tweet posted from his account in 2017.

Laurel and Yanny debate was an audio version of "The Dress" - a photo that went viral in 2015 when no one could agree whether the garment was white and gold or blue and black.

Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah and presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway concur, Conway adding that she "could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to".

"Yanny's the victor, Laurel's the loser", Schlapp says.

He told The Telegraph: "There are some effects where words alternate what you hear when you say them rapidly repeatedly.... but given this is only said time two, that doesn't seem like it".

So if you're hearing Laurel, you're likely picking up on the lower frequency. "If you're not picking up on those higher frequencies then it sounds more like Laurel".

Ivanka Trump is the first to appear on screen, listening to the quick audio clip before declaring "It's so clearly Laurel".

Now, the White House wants to be in on the debate.

Vice President Mike Pence even made an appearance in the clip, simply asking 'Who's Yanny?' The word Yanny, the second frequency, has nearly exactly the same pattern as the L, R, L in Laurel. "All I hear is Yanny", responded Sarah Sanders.

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