Do You Hear Grover Dropping The F-Bomb In This Sesame Street Clip?
Like the infamous dress and 'Yanny vs Laurel' before it, this clip of Grover supposedly dropping a profanity has the internet divided.
And here we go again!
On Thursday, a Reddit user posted a short Sesame Street clip featuring Grover where it sounded like he's dropping profanities -- and much like the Yanny vs Laurel debate, it has since flooded social media and sparked debate on what people are hearing.
"May have just found next 'Yanni or Laurel' soundbite thanks to my daughter’s obsession with Elmo. Listen once thinking Grover says “Yes, yes, that’s a f**king excellent idea” then again KNOWING he actually says “Yes, yes, that sounds like an excellent idea.” I hear either based on what I’m thinking," user Schrodert wrote.
As the debate raged on, Reddit users decided to blow our minds even further into the stratosphere with more examples of audio wizardry, and honestly, it's a lot for our post-silly season brains to take in right now...
Like, in T.I.'s banger of a tune 'Live Your Life,' do you hear RiRi's intended line of "I'm a paper chaser," or something... very different?
And in this, do you hear "green needle" or "brainstorm"?
Or in Brenda Lee's iconic tune 'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree' can you hear her singing, "Later we'll have some pumpkin pie" or "Later we'll have some f***n' pie"??
And in this classic example, do you hear Bill, bale, pale, pail, mail or mayo???
As another Redditor pointed out, these are pretty much just the audio equivalents of that spinning ballerina illusion that melted our brains back in the early days of the internet.
Basically, these audio illusions are all examples of 'mondegreen', which is a word used to describe the phenomenon for when we mishear or misinterpret a phrase as a result of near-homophony in a way that gives it a new meaning.
For example, the infamous misheard lyrics of Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze' in which many confuse the line "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" for "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy."
And with that, I'm going to need like a week for my muddled brain to return to any sense of normalcy. Bye!