(Seen here, on the counter:) https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a0/f7/35/a0f7352484c9426ea188...
It didn't work too well.
An in Germany a just guy convinced 88 people to try to electrocute themselves and send him a video of it
Here's a video of a typical poultry plant, though this one is in Mexico it's identical to US operations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMSNGZh60zY
(Warning: do not watch if you can't handle it it's exactly as described.)
I'm pretty sure you only get to "electrocute" yourself once. Especially in 1743.
I wonder- his lack of grounding may just be what saved his life. If the mentioned chain connected to the outsides of both jars were grounded then there might have been a short across his heart.
But in common use it just means to receive an injurious electric shock, nowadays.
The chain was probably the cell ground? Unless the Leyden jar had a different ground wire, which seems improbable. Likely he got it straight across the chest.
I suspect a dictionary might accept it as an 'informal' alternative to the main 'death by' definition.
Laziness subsided, my Collins (complete, 2016) - which is a rather accepting dictionary of new-fangled words or usages - has only two definitions, both involving death. (1. to kill as a result of electric shock; 2. (US) to execute in an electric chair).
I still prefer the specificity of death for electrocuted. Keith Relf was electrocuted, if you can still talk about it, you received an electric shock.
Edit: spelling. Make Englyish great again!
A lack of grounding would preclude the conduction of electricity. As this is HV, a small spark gap would not have helped remarkably.
For nonlethal electrical mishap, just "shock" is fine, and "electric shock" to disambiguate when there may be confusion with emotional shock from excessive surprise or physiological shock from a traumatic injury.
Electrocution is death, or (more recently) serious injury, by electric shock. It does not mean "harmlessly shocked".
I have seen this error more and more often. It seems that the word is evolving to become more broad over time, since it's the only handy verb we have for "the application of current to a living thing". It originally meant only execution, hence the construction: electricity + execution. Then it broadened to any death, and then serious injury, and now it's being used for harmless shocks.
One could make the argument that a turkey cooker that used an electrical current would be both more efficient and result in a more even cooking. Assuming the turkey was brined before cooking (fairly common), as the brine evaporates the conductivity goes down and the current would redirect to lest cooked areas. As a result cooking the entire bird evenly.