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by chaggle
Mon May 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Laurel or Yanny?
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Laurel or Yanny?

What happens if you go the other way from yanny to Laurel?
by chaggle
Mon May 21, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Laurel or Yanny?
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Laurel or Yanny?

Interesting.

I guess all three of us are the other side of 50 (being a little generous I suspect - certainly in my case).

I wonder if someone younger would get a different result.

I'll see if I can find someone.
by chaggle
Mon May 21, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Laurel or Yanny?
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Laurel or Yanny?

Tony.Williams wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Fascinating!

If I start in the middle (which is clearly laurel) and go towards yanny it changes two marks before reaching the yanny end. If I start at yanny and move towards the centre it changes to laurel four marks from the yanny end.
That's almost exactly the same as me. :shock:
by chaggle
Mon May 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Laurel or Yanny?
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Laurel or Yanny?

New York Times has a little tool you can play with... :eek: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/upshot/audio-clip-yanny-laurel-debate.html?mc=adintl&mcid=facebook&mccr=mc12&ad-keywords=IntlAudDev&subid1=TAFI&dclid=CNWj1cXnltsCFcOeGwodY5IM8Q It has a slider which slides between laurel and ...
by chaggle
Mon May 21, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 467
Views: 25388

Re: Brexit consequences

Damn that's annoying - agreeing with him. The only nit I can pick is that he is talking about leaving "Europe" which we're not. I also agreed with Piers Morgan this morning which is even worse. He said that we appeared to want to go from being "in with a lot of opt-outs" to "out with a lot of opt-in...
by chaggle
Sat May 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Royal wedding 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Royal wedding 2018

I didn't know anyone bought newspapers any more - I haven't for years but strangely I do rather miss them. I agree about their usability compared to TV (or radio come to that) you can just look at the headlines and read the bits you want to to whatever level of detail you want. I do that online now....
by chaggle
Sat May 19, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Royal wedding 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Royal wedding 2018

The Rugby premiership playoff semi-finals are on from 12:30 so I shall be watching those while OH watches the nuptials and the FA cup final. Meanwhile, The Royal Family is worth £1.8 billion to the UK economy. http://www.cityam.com/276041/royal-family-worth-gbp17bn-uk-economy-every-year-says Britain...
by chaggle
Fri May 18, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Laurel or Yanny?
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Laurel or Yanny?

Just spoke to my BH and she definitely heard yanny with me the other day and again today on daytime telly - Loose Women or something.

I've just played it to her from the above link and she now hears laurel.

Weird.
by chaggle
Fri May 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Royal wedding 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Royal wedding 2018

The British Retail Consortium expects a £500m boom so that will more than offset the £30m the taxpayer is paying for security. :thumb: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/11/28/will-prince-harry-meghan-markles-wedding-provide-boost-uk-economy/ In 2011, the BRC estimated the spending influx as ...
by chaggle
Thu May 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Laurel or Yanny?
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Laurel or Yanny?

Very odd.

Yesterday I heard this on the TV - TVs have notoriously poor sound quality and I could only hear yanny.

Now - listening on my headphones it's laurel for certain.
by chaggle
Wed May 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 467
Views: 25388

Re: Brexit consequences

The Brexiters sniping from the sidelines can't lose, really, can they? If Brexit is a success, they'll say "We told you so!" If it's a terrible mess, they'll say to the poor saps who have to make something work "We told you not to do it that way!" And no doubt they will in due course write memoirs ...
by chaggle
Wed May 16, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 467
Views: 25388

Re: Brexit consequences

https://www.ft.com/content/12b6dbea-576b-11e8-bdb7-f6677d2e1ce8 This is a very astute and well written (IMO) piece from the FT. (hint: if you can't see it due to the paywall, google search the title and pick from the search results - usually lets you in) A good number of Leavers do not want to be a...
by chaggle
Sat May 12, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Countdown
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Countdown

Arrggghhh!! :gh

Susie disallowed formic!! :shock:

I'm staggered. :ey

She said it was only usable with acid - which a) shouldn't make any difference and b) isn't true anyway. :fp

It means 'pertaining to ants' or 'ant like'. :con
by chaggle
Thu May 10, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: Theresa May.
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Theresa May.

To be fair to May (I know - why? :con ) she has really picked up the poisoned chalice.

I bet Corbyn is very happy he's not PM right now.