Do you hear what I hear? That's the question as a short audio clip has sparked a social media debate about whether the word is "yanny" or "laurel." How one hears it is similar to how people viewed a dress on the internet three years ago. The debate began on Reddit and expanded throughout social media. Ellen DeGeneres tweeted everything at her show stopped to see what people heard. She said she heard Laurel. But New Age musician Yanni was in the Yanny camp.

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The New York Times going above and beyond...building a tool to gradually accentuate different frequencies. Users can manipulate the slider to the left, until they hear Laurel...or move the slider to the right to hear Yanny.

The Times traced the clip back to an 18-year-old high school student in Lawrenceville, Ga., who was apparently working on a school project. He recorded the voice from a vocabulary website playing through the speakers on his computer. People in the room disagreed about what they were hearing. Some other students created an Instagram poll, which was then shared widely on Reddit, Twitter and other sites.

Thus the great debate.

Similar to how people viewed a dress on the internet three years ago. Some people speculated the age of the listener might determine what people heard, while others changed the pitch to alter results. As for the dress, some people said it was white and gold while others saw blue and black. Some people speculated the age of the listener might determine what people heard, while others changed the pitch to alter results. As for the dress, some people said it was white and gold while others saw blue and black.