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Was that Electrocuted or Shocked ?

A public notice to anyone who follows this blog.  The term “electrocuted” is often misused by the media to report somebody who was actually “shocked”.  By definition, if you have been electrocuted, you have died due to electric shock.  Many times the media reports someone who has been electrocuted, but is recovering in the hospital, which is a misuse of the word “electrocuted”. 

There are several stories throughout this blog where the term electrocuted is misused.  When we see these, we will attempt to make corrections.

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