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Is It Yanny Or Laurel? The 20 Best Memes And Tweets About The Weird Robot Word That's Tearing The Internet Apart

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Laurel or Yanny

You'll lose your friends, your boyfriend will break up with you and you'll stop talking to your mom.

I was in the midst of very average Tuesday night (homemade tacos with my boyfriend, Alex, followed by planting my booty on the couch) when I played what I thought would be a very innocent internet clip. 

But it came with a super weird caption: Yanny or Laurel?

"What the heck does this even mean?" I thought. "Obviously it's saying 'Yanny.'"

Then Alex — who I believed to be very involved in the Celtics game and not paying any sorts of attention to me — confidently stated "Laurel" out of nowhere.

Bells went off. My cat stopped licking herself. Circus music started playing in my head. 

"You can't be serious. This so obviously says 'Yanny."

And for the next 20 minutes, we proceeded to argue and play the clip over and over again both very sure that THIS time the other person would hear it right. 

If this sounds like you, you're not alone. The sound clip was first shared on Reddit a couple days ago and emotionally charged fights have started all over the country. 

It's "The Dress" all over again. But probably worse. 

So when you're ready to put down the boxing gloves and learn that playing with the bass levels can help you hear BOTH pronunciations, why not wave the white flag with one of these #YannyOrLaurel memes and tweets: 

1. It's getting ugly. 

2. Legitimately concerned about this guy's health. 

3. This could be a very topical Tinder bio. 

4. Some people are figuring out they can hear both. 

5. Sticky situations are arising. 

6. Ellen stopped everything. 

7. What if you only hearing screaming?!

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8. Might be relevant to the Celtics game after all. 

9. If you haven't been on Twitter in a bit, you might be confused. 

10. Buzzfeed already made a quiz. 

11. Honestly, this couldn't have come at a better time. 

12. Dress flashbacks. 

13. This might be too real. 

14. There's a conspiracy against Team Yanny. 

15. Or this seemingly legit conspiracy: 

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16. Lives are being destroyed. 

17. Um, what?

18. Shout out to the people who refuse to participate. 

19. Whoa. 

20. And that feeling when you finally mastered the art of both: 

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Emily Blackwood is an editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, true crime, dating, relationships and everything in between. Every Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango’s Facebook page. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter or on her website at www.emily-blackwood.com.

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