Most people I know either heard 'Laurel' or 'Jerry' or 'Gary' ... no one I know reports hearing 'Janny'. What's up with that ? Is the perception of 'Jerry' vs 'Janny' also language related ? No matter where the slider is (link below) all any of us can hear is 'Jerry' or 'Gary' or 'Jenny' not 'Janny' Pehaps because the 'a' is mostly an 'ahhh' kind of sound, sometimes the 'a' is pronounced as 'èhhh' not as an 'e' which for us is the 'i' where for English the 'i' is mostly sounding as 'eye' or 'ai' as in 'ai skipper'
Going from left to right I initially hear 'Laurel'. Towards the middle it then morphs into 'yanny'. But as I get towards the right rather than hearing a very clear 'yanny' I actually hear 'yellae' (like the word 'jelly' but with a 'y' at the start). Which is how some people in Scotland say the word 'yellow' when not trying to talk the Queen's english.
'Jerry' and 'Gary' must be on their lunch break though.
If I start in the middle "Laurel" , moving right 3 sections changes to "Yeary" and to end. Again starting in middle "Laurel" moving left 3 sections continues "Laurel" and to end. However if I replay a few minutes later and start at full left I hear "Blaurel" but it's indistinct.
Whereas part of me is mildly amused by this, I mostly find the whole thing annoying and meaningless. It's like that stupid gold/blue dress from a while back. Perhaps it's because I'm jaded and sarcastic. Perhaps there's a reason I live out in the middle of nowhere.