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Kylie Jenner's new tattoo isn't misspelled.


Kylie Jenner's new tattoo shows the phonetic spelling of sanity—ˈsa-nə-tē—in red ink. She posted a photograph on Instagram that sent many people to the dictionary, some to confirm the dictionary's pronunciation symbols, others who thought that the word was misspelled. (It isn't.)

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Photo: Kylie Jenner / Instagram

Kylie Jenner's sa-nə-tē tattoo.

Sanity means "soundness or health of mind" and came to English through French from the Latin word meaning "healthy" or "sane." Sanitary shares the same Latin root.

The upside-down e used in the pronunciation symbols is called a schwa.



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