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Electrified

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Electrified

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Postby NotoriousCanary » June 4th, 2019, 4:12 pm

I've just learned that 'electrocution' is a portmantau word made from 'electrocuted' and 'executed'.

In short, if you are electrocuted, then you die!

So now I'm trying to work out what word describes getting an electric shock and surviving. Is there one?

..NC

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Re: Electrified

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Postby swill453 » June 4th, 2019, 4:30 pm

NotoriousCanary wrote:I've just learned that 'electrocution' is a portmantau word made from 'electrocuted' and 'executed'.

In short, if you are electrocuted, then you die!

So now I'm trying to work out what word describes getting an electric shock and surviving. Is there one?

"Getting an electric shock". Works for me.

Scott.

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Re: Electrified

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Postby NotoriousCanary » June 4th, 2019, 4:51 pm

swill453 wrote:"Getting an electric shock". Works for me.

Scott.


Yes, but rather than a phrase I was wondering if there was a single word with that meaning.

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Re: Electrified

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Postby marronier » June 4th, 2019, 6:38 pm

Electroplesia would serve as a one -word description , but given the modern obsession with verbosity ( using several words rather than one ) , will be rarely used.

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Re: Electrified

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Postby bungeejumper » June 4th, 2019, 7:14 pm

Colemanballs, wasn't it? From the early seventies, IIRC:

"…..And the crowd are literally electrocuted, and glued to their seats...." :lol:

If I had to think of a word that would fit the OP's query - or rather, two words - they would probably be "medium rare".

BJ

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Re: Electrified

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Postby PinkDalek » June 4th, 2019, 8:09 pm

NotoriousCanary wrote:I've just learned that 'electrocution' is a portmantau word ...


When you say "portmantau"? :)

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Re: Electrified

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Postby bungeejumper » June 4th, 2019, 8:19 pm

NotoriousCanary wrote:In short, if you are electrocuted, then you die!

If you are the short, then yes, you probably do. :cry:

BJ

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Re: Electrified

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Postby NotoriousCanary » June 4th, 2019, 8:35 pm

PinkDalek wrote:
NotoriousCanary wrote:I've just learned that 'electrocution' is a portmantau word ...


When you say "portmantau"? :)


I meant 'portmanteau' of course, but I'll let you work out whether it's my bad spelling or bad typing or both.

..NC

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Re: Electrified

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Postby stewamax » June 4th, 2019, 8:47 pm

NotoriousCanary wrote:...what word describes getting an electric shock and surviving. Is there one?

Owwwwww!

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Re: Electrified

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Postby XFool » June 5th, 2019, 10:55 pm

NotoriousCanary wrote:I've just learned that 'electrocution' is a portmantau word made from 'electrocuted' and 'executed'.

In short, if you are electrocuted, then you die!

So now I'm trying to work out what word describes getting an electric shock and surviving. Is there one?

I have 'always' known this and still do! Nevertheless I cannot but be impressed (one way or another) by the stream of people I hear on radio etc. describing how they had been "electrocuted". :?

I believe I have mentioned this on here before, or was it on TMF?

Far too many people, for my liking, insisted that being "electrocuted" didn't mean being dead... Sigh!

An electric shock? "Shocked"; "Received/was given and electric shock or shocks". Seems simple to me.

OTOH What about everything that is "electric" now being described as "electronic"? It seems to me nothing is allowed to simply be "electric" anymore, it HAS to be "electronic". Just another example of contemporary silliness, and that I am getting older...

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Re: Electrified

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Postby vrdiver » June 5th, 2019, 11:24 pm

NotoriousCanary wrote:...what word describes getting an electric shock and surviving. Is there one?

Electrovived

Now, what's the word for "missing from the dictionary"?

VRD

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Re: Electrified

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Postby redsturgeon » June 6th, 2019, 8:25 am

Zapped?

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Re: Electrified

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Postby NotoriousCanary » June 6th, 2019, 8:47 am

In my younger days whilst messing about in the electronics labs, I may have occasionally charged up a large capacitor and chucked it for a fellow student to catch.

I always thought 'incapacitated' was a good way to describe the result.

..NC

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Re: Electrified

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Postby bungeejumper » June 6th, 2019, 9:33 am

NotoriousCanary wrote:In my younger days whilst messing about in the electronics labs, I may have occasionally charged up a large capacitor and chucked it for a fellow student to catch.

Many of us who used to do our own car mechanics have been on the wrong end of an HT shock at one time or another. At one time I became a fully functioning part of the HT circuit on a motorbike (yes, I formed the sole link between the coil and the spark plug) - and the hell of it was, the bloody engine carried on running. Which, for the uninitiated, meant that I was getting 12,000 volts about 15 times a second, with no obvious end in sight. Beat that, Mr Tesla. :D

As Mr Galvani could also have attested, the first thing that an electric shock does to your hand is to convulse the fingers so that you can't damn well let go of the lead that's giving you the shock! I was really quite lucky to get out of that situation within a few seconds, or I might have been starring in a Hammer horror film. "The living dead" might not have been a bad description.

BJ

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Re: Electrified

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Postby genou » June 6th, 2019, 7:49 pm

bungeejumper wrote:Which, for the uninitiated, meant that I was getting 12,000 volts about 15 times a second, with no obvious end in sight

BJ


It's the volts that jolts...... I have managed to briefly connect myself to the national grid twice. Once when asked to look at a "stiff" torpedo switch ( still plugged in I discovered, having been given no word of warning ) , and once when I fiddled with a lighting circuit that turned out to have switched neutral. In neither case ( clearly ) was I electrocuted, but I can vouch for the use of "shocked" .

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Re: Electrified

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Postby bungeejumper » June 7th, 2019, 9:38 am

genou wrote:It's the volts that jolts......

Oh, indeed. But even at micro-minimal amps, it'll still give you a painful cattle-prod surprise that will inoculate you for life against any future fear of stupid little electric fences.

I gather that modern coils, especially the one-per-cylinder variety, routinely deliver 50,000 volts. More than enough to stop a heart pacemaker. Yikes.

BJ

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Re: Electrified

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Postby csearle » June 7th, 2019, 11:25 am

A belt.

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Re: Electrified

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Postby NotoriousCanary » June 7th, 2019, 11:26 am

genou wrote:It's the volts that jolts...... I have managed to briefly connect myself to the national grid twice. Once when asked to look at a "stiff" torpedo switch ( still plugged in I discovered, having been given no word of warning ) , and once when I fiddled with a lighting circuit that turned out to have switched neutral. In neither case ( clearly ) was I electrocuted, but I can vouch for the use of "shocked" .


In my very first lecture as a young electronics student ('field theory', if I remember correctly), my lecturer imparted the single most important and memorable advice about how to approach and deal with all manners of electrical problems that I might encounter.

It was "keep you hands in your pockets!".

..NC

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Re: Electrified

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Postby vrdiver » June 7th, 2019, 12:21 pm

NotoriousCanary wrote:In my very first lecture as a young electronics student ('field theory', if I remember correctly), my lecturer imparted the single most important and memorable advice about how to approach and deal with all manners of electrical problems that I might encounter.

It was "keep you hands in your pockets!".

Your lecturer didn't moonlight as a Leadership skills consultant by any chance?

VRD

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Re: Electrified

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Postby XFool » June 7th, 2019, 5:25 pm

NotoriousCanary wrote:In my very first lecture as a young electronics student ('field theory', if I remember correctly), my lecturer imparted the single most important and memorable advice about how to approach and deal with all manners of electrical problems that I might encounter.

It was "keep you hands in your pockets!".

And use your teeth? :shock:


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