Published: Fri, May 18, 2018

Yanny or Laurel? Trump says, 'I hear covfefe'

Yanny or Laurel? Trump says, 'I hear covfefe'

The ear teaser comes the same week a clip hit headlines across the world and divided people between those who heard "laurel" and those who heard "yanny".

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, counselor Kellyanne Conway and director of social media Dan Scavino are all on team #Laurel.

A user wrote,"Does anyone hear both yanny and laurel or is it just me?"

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders drops a "fake news" retort in the video.

The White House released a video Thursday joining in on the Laurel Vs. Yanny debate and offering a mix of responses.

But the internet did not rest on its yannys (or laurels. depending.) when it comes to media which plays tricks on the mind. He hears 'covfefe', a word a invented a year ago in a cryptic tweet.


The collective sensory experiment causing a Twitter tizzy mushroomed from a short audio clip originally published by a high school student on Reddit.

Vice President Mike Pence has no idea what is going on ....in case you're listening, Robert Mueller. If you hadn't been introduced to the possibility of hearing "Yanny" or "Laurel" you may not have heard either of these words.

"A little hearing impaired or have some high-frequency loss than your focuses is more towards those low frequencies and you're more likely to hear Laurel", said Stone. "Who's yanny? I hear coffefe".

So, what do you hear?

"Expectations can really bias your perception of speech sounds", John Houde, who runs the speech neuroscience lab at University of California, explained to Business Insider.

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