'I hear covfefe': President Trump weighs in on 'yanny' and 'laurel'

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The video asked several White House staffers to weigh in on an audio clip that has divided the internet. We see what you did there. In fact, I began to wonder how in the world anyone could hear "Laurel". He's Team Yanny, guys.

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

Trump a year ago sent a tweet that ended with the word "covfefe," which quickly went viral before it was deleted.

The audio became viral after being shared on Reddit on Sunday by a user named Roland Camry.

He played it for his peers, who disagreed over whether the syllables formed "Yanny" or "Laurel".

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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 word Yanny, the second frequency, has nearly exactly the same pattern as the L, R, L in Laurel.

Experts claim headphones and speakers are bound to behave differently, because it depends on how they process the frequencies. But what's going on for different people to hear it so differently?

Vice President Mike Pence, apparently blissfully unaware of the debate, only says, "Who's Yanny?" "When the low frequencies are more emphasised, people will hear "Laurel", Crum said.

"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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