Jay Aubrey Jones
publication date: Thursday, May 24, 2018 (part of Spring 2018)
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…
intended difficulty: medium
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, and Matthew Preston