Voice of 'Yanny' or 'Laurel' Reveals What He Actually Said

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After much internet debate, the man who made the "Yanny" or "Laurel" recording confirms which name he actually said.

“It was Laurel," Jay Aubrey Jones told CNN.

Internet users had argued over whether a short audio clip Jones recorded for dictionary.com was saying "Yanny" or "Laurel."

It was the audio equivalent of "the dress," which drove America crazy back in 2015 as millions disputed whether the outfit was white and gold or black and blue. 

Jones, a Broadway theater artist and television performer, said he was surprised to discover he was in the news for his pronunciation of the word “Laurel."

Ten years ago Jones said he recorded some 36,000 words, phrases and proper names for dictionary.com while working as a temporary worker at JP Morgan Chase.

He told TIME he thought the uproar was quite amusing.

He also admitted he could hear a “slight trace of Yanny,” but “more often than not, I hear Laurel," he told TIME.


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