On May 11, a freshman high school graduate did her homework, and now the video has become viral, dividing people online into two camps – "Yanny" and "Laurel" – and even President Trump has joined the debate Connected
Katie Hetzel studied for her World Literature course and did a spell check on Vocabulary.com. She was to spell the words she heard, but when she heard what the word "laurel" should be, she was confused. She heard something else.
"I heard" yanny ", and I knew that was not one of the vocabulary I should learn. I was really confused, so I asked my friend what he thought. … He told me he had & # 39; laurel & # 39;
After asking family and classmates what they had heard when they heard the recording, she realized that it was not just her, some people heard "laurels" and others heard "Janny She posted a video about the debate on her Instagram.
Just a few days later, on May 1
Theories of why anyone hears one or the other word range from the pitch and speed of the recording to a person's age or ability to speak foreign languages.
Hetzel's video was Released on Reddit, it was discovered by Cloe Feldman, a popular creator who then reported it himself.
Hetzel's number of Instagram followers has tripled since the beginning of the debate people around the world who want to speak with them or offer their views on what they hear.
Even the White House released a video with people including Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (she hears "yanny") and President Donald Trump, who said he hears "covfefe" and refers to one Tweet, which he announced last year, which also quickly attracted attention online.
The Gainesville Police Department has also joined Laurel Lane and "Yanny Lane" in the city on their Facebook page.
If DeGeneres Hetzel establishes a personal reputation for Hetzel's literary teacher on Wednesday, May 23, she'll increase her grade for the class in which the controversy began, Hetzel said.
"My whole literary class goes insane," said Hetzel.
Hetzel worked with Feldman, the creator who found the video about Reddit. to sell goods so people can proudly support their team. Hetzel said the attention was unexpected, but she was glad she could become viral for something positive and funny.
"It was a bit overwhelming in some places, but overall I have nothing to complain about, she said.
Her mother, Michele Hetzel, said that she first heard" yanny "but now also" Laurel " She said the Hetzel family had been surprised by the popularity of the video, but they "take it" is underway. "
" We are flabbergasted that this thing has become viral. "We got over it last week laughed and we have had a lot of debate in our house about what we have heard, and then it has gone crazy from then on, "said Michele Hetzel.
Katie Hetzel said she had enjoyed talking to new people as her video has become viral, and she may want to enter communication as a career field. One thing she has learned from this experience – the Internet works at high speed.
"I knew things could spread quickly on the internet, but now I really think things can spread," she said.