"OW! I just got electrocuted from touching that lightswitch!"
Truth be told?
No. You didn't.
Just the facts, friends.
Turns out, the word electrocution means DEATH by electricity. So if you're able to complain about getting zapped, unless you're a moaning ghost with a message from the great beyond...you've been shocked- not electrocuted.
Although every good story probably hides a smidge of embellishment, the next time electricity passes through your body and leaves you to tell the tale, remember that using the wrong word can drastically change the meaning of what has transpired.
I feel pretty silly having erroneously reported that I've been electrocuted many times. Duh. Don't think so.
Special thanks to my man for straightening out my whack vocabulary.
Have a shockingly wonderful week, friends!
What words have you been using incorrectly without knowing?
XOXO From My Hearth to Yours