I'm still not buying the explanation for "What Color Is The Dress?"... and now we have the audio version!
Click on this clip below. Do you hear "Laurel" or "Yanny"?
Got into it with Johnna in the office this morning. She can't imagine how I could hear "Laurel" in that clip.
Apparently, it's because I'm older... or have better speakers. (Wow, that just sounded like Kathy Bates in "Fried Green Tomatoes"... saying "I'm older and I have more insurance" when she Tawanda'd the car in her fight over a parking space!)
But I digress.
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
And now you can read the linguistic expert's explanation about how some people hear one thing and the rest hear another.
To put it in laymen's terms (OK, I borrowed this description):
Younger people are more likely to hear "yanny," because that's what's coming through in higher frequencies that they can still hear. You're also more likely to hear "yanny" in bad speakers, because they don't handle lower frequencies so well. But with good headphones, you'll probably hear "laurel" . . . which is what the voice is ACTUALLY saying. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!)
Here's a sample of the same recording at different pitches...
Ok, so if you pitch-shift it you can hear different things:— Steve Pomeroy (@xxv) May 15, 2018
down 30%: https://t.co/F5WCUZQJlq
down 20%: https://t.co/CLhY5tvnC1
up 20%: https://t.co/zAc7HomuCS
up 30% https://t.co/JdNUILOvFW
up 40% https://t.co/8VTkjXo3L1 https://t.co/suSw6AmLtn
Or we can just have fun with it and fight about it on Twitter, like the Dress.
Ya, ok, but what color is the dress? Let’s all come to an agreement on this scandal first. pic.twitter.com/JjWnAJIRER— Aaryn (@aaryn_joanna) May 16, 2018
Maybe just combine the two conundrums....hmm?
What color is the dress and what does the audio clip say?— JRehling (@JRehling) May 16, 2018