The Yanny v Laurel Debate

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Lexingtongue, May 16, 2018.

  1. Lexingtongue

    Lexingtongue Striker

    Didn't even know about this until I spotted it on the BBC site. What do you hear? Clearly Yanny for me. Apparently it means I can hear higher frequencies than the people who hear Laurel. No idea if that is a good or bad thing, like. :lol: Any auditory boffins care to explain?
  2. Mickdundee

    Mickdundee Full Back

    Isn’t it the case that younger people can hear higher frequencies than older people? Hence various councils putting high frequency noise transmitters in places where teenagers congregate?
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  3. Lexingtongue

    Lexingtongue Striker

    Apparently we lose it naturally as we get older. Working environment, loud music, and playing in bands can also cause damage earlier from what I've just been reading.
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  4. lenshack

    lenshack Winger

    Just like they do for rats and mice, you mean.;)

    I’m deaf in one ear and half deaf in tother.
    On top of that burning quite a lot of candles, so it’s Laurel for me,
    If owt at all.

    Sitting on an open tractor, blasting away at full revs for up to twelve hours a day, did fo me.
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  5. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    I'm definitely a Laurel.
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  6. lenshack

    lenshack Winger

    Welcome aboard, old codger.
  7. Kubicki85

    Kubicki85 Winger

    Yanny. Bizarre how other people are hearing Laurel!?
  8. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Saw this earlier today, and gave it a try.
    At first, I could hear Yanny, in a slightly higher, weird accent (to what came later). I tried to hear Laurel but just couldnt, so I tried using headphones - after about 4 more plays, the Y started to change to an L, and then about 2 plays later it was clearly Laurel.
    Now, I can't hear Yanny even if I try.

    Its a clever little trick. I wonder what they did to create that sound effect - I suspect it was engineered. The Initial letter sounds a bit off either way if you notice.
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  9. GAS Man

    GAS Man Midfield Contributor

    Its the bass in the speaker you use to listen to it on according to some boffin on Radio X this morning.

    All I could hear was Laurel.
  10. Laurel. I can hear high pitched stuff too, but definitely laurel for me.

    Funnily enough, I played it to my Mrs (no). She didn't know the story and I played it without her knowing either word. She wasn't sure but guessed "yearly" which I was intrigued by.

    Slightly more bizarre, when I was playing it, the cat (if you want) started going mental, ran up to the phone, started meowing and trying to find out what the noise was. That's not something she normally does.
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  11. Le Chuck

    Le Chuck Striker

    Id say neither, just some weird noise.
  12. screwjack

    screwjack Midfield

    ha’way then,hoy a pic of your pussy up
  13. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    Pretty sure it’s an engineered sound like. I find the first bit quite indistinct, like an old ZX spectrum Currah micro speech. But the second syllable ends in an “E” sound clear as day on the radio.

    Edit: Just played it a few times on my phone and it’s obvious - it says both words. Yanny is high pitched and laurel is low. Not that clever then really.
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  14. Bob Fleming

    Bob Fleming Striker

    It's a Yanny for me
  15. Henners61

    Henners61 Full Back

    First listen was with head set on and it was something like Ya_laurel (from high to low). After that was constantly Laurel . With head set off but still plugged in and hanging to the side of me was Yanny ( actually more like Yammy)

  16. The Truth

    The Truth Full Back

    All i hear is Laurel, clear as a bell. The whole Yanny thing is a conspiracy imo :lol:
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  17. Spot

    Spot Striker

    well it's clearly Yanny for me and I'm approaching retirement
  18. r@mside

    r@mside Winger

    Neither, it's Yenny.
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  19. West_Winger

    West_Winger Midfield

    Another Yanny here.
  20. Won't work for me (work pc). That said, I know I can hear really high frequency noise as one of the lads found out on a recent training course. He had a 'dog whistle' app on his phone & would set it high enough that no-one could hear it, then slowly bring it down until it was annoying the shit out of me; no-one else had a clue what I was on about.

    Took me ages to figure out what was going on. :oops:
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