US Air Force Official Twitter Account Uses Yanny/Laurel Meme to Own The Taliban


Just about everyone has weighed in on the big Laurel vs. Yanny debate — with roughly half of people on social media hearing the name on the viral audio clip as Laurel, and the other half sorely needing to visit an ear, nose, and throat doctor.

Now, the U.S. Air Force has jumped in on the wildly popular meme — using it to pretty much own the Taliban.

“The Taliban Forces in Farah city #Afghanistan would much rather have heard #Yanny or #Laurel than the deafening #BRRRT they got courtesy of our #A10,” said a post on the Air Force’s official Twitter account.

According to the Air Force Times, Air Force A-10 Warthogs were dispatched to thwart a Taliban attack in Farah city, Afghanistan. In a statement, U.S. officials said the A-10s did the job, as the officials said the Taliban’s attempted raid was “unsuccessful.”

The Taliban, according to the Air Force Times, is disputing the U.S. account — claiming that they breached Farah. What is beyond debate, however, is the fact that they were truly owned on Twitter.

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