publication date: Thursday, May 24, 2018 (part of Spring 2018)

category: Fads

clue: This Broadway actor became much more famous online when his pronunciation of a single word was taken two different ways by Internet users.

explanation: Jones recorded word pronunciations for vocabulary.com in 2008. Ten years later, his recording of "Laurel" sounded to many people like "Yanni," sparking an Internet fad. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, and Matthew Preston


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