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  • Paddy
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    Originally posted by vetran View Post
    Hardly 110v is a lot less lethal hence its use on building sites.
    It's actually 220v in the USA. The feed into homes and businesses in the USA is 220v ac being the neutral plus two 110V half phase connections, each 180 degrees out of phase. Low power appliances get a neutral and a 110v half phase. Other appliances get the complete phase of 220v. The setup is dangerous because touching any two outlets in a home could result in 220v and no earth.
    Yes you will be electrocuted. Added to the problem is that many new appliances in the USA require 220v as does charging electric cars. Homes end up have a mix of 110v half phase (1), 110v half phase (2), and 220v outlets. Don't you just love American standards.
    Last edited by Paddy; 19 December 2020, 11:03.

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  • Zigenare
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    How much did the kid's family receive in compo?

    Zig - in "Plan B" mode...

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  • AtW
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    Originally posted by vetran View Post
    you really are a bit of an idiot.
    Yes, just a bit, but you are a near complete cretin who lacks sense of humor

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    Getting electrocuted in America is far worse than here, dummy! But I commend you on correct usage of its, I guess it's totally accidental

    you really are a bit of an idiot.

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  • AtW
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    Originally posted by vetran View Post
    Hardly 110v is a lot less lethal hence its use on building sites.
    Getting electrocuted in America is far worse than here, dummy! But I commend you on correct usage of its, I guess it's totally accidental

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    The kid was lucky he wasn’t in America...

    Hardly 110v is a lot less lethal hence its use on building sites.

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  • AtW
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    The kid was lucky he wasn’t in America...

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  • jamesbrown
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    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
    I bet he's a much slimmer and healthier kid as he know longer reaches into freezers.
    I wonder if that would work with MF...

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  • Scruff
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    Electrocution is a terminal shock.

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  • Uncle Albert
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    Originally posted by hairymouse View Post
    In American English electrocuted always means dead. Shock is anything that doesn't kill you. Took a while to get used to, but nothing like the UK "beating off" competitors which is getting rarer but still makes me laugh out loud.
    Yes, I spent a little time in an American school system and to me electrocution has always meant death rather than the survivable electric shock.

    As for the unfortunate child, Ohm my god he's lucky to be live. On a positive note, hopefully 2020's Covid insulation has left him suitably earthed.

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  • hairymouse
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    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    That’s not “electrocuted”...

    That’s - suffered minor electro shock...
    In American English electrocuted always means dead. Shock is anything that doesn't kill you. Took a while to get used to, but nothing like the UK "beating off" competitors which is getting rarer but still makes me laugh out loud.

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  • ladymuck
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    Shaking him after giving him a shock isn't very nice

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  • BR14
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    simply shocking news!

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
    I bet he's a much slimmer and healthier kid as he know longer reaches into freezers.

    Thank goodness the biscuit barrel isn't electrified!

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  • AtW
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    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
    I bet he's a much slimmer and healthier kid as he know longer reaches into freezers.
    He could have asked for help but he went on the path of the least resistance

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