Is It Yanny or Laurel? We Have the Answer!

You have heard the controversy: some people listening to this audio clip hear “Yanny,” some people hear “Laurel.”

https://youtu.be/SbjnIK6VEjc

What do you say?
Is it Yanny or Laurel?

A screenshot of "CBS This Morning" about the Yanny-Laurel challenge
Source: CBS This Morning

So, we went to our go-to source, GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives, for the answer.

The results are in:

Yanny = 2,506 search results.

A screenshot of GenealogyBank's search results page showing the results of a search for "Yanny"
Source: GenealogyBank

Laurel = 3,289,723 search results!

A screenshot of GenealogyBank's search results page showing the results of a search for "Laurel"
Source: GenealogyBank

Laurel is the clear winner!
Hmm – I don’t know – I clearly hear “Yanny.” What do you hear?

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