“Electrocution” is a “Gobbledygook” word.

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In 1899, the Chicago Eagle advised its readers that the word “Electrocution” though “popularly applied to this process of inflicting capital punishment, is a bad and incorrect one,” and the correct term was “execution by electricity.”
The Sacramento Daily Record-Union said, “the English language has enough to bear in the way of absurdity, slang and vulgarity, without this new affliction.”
But the best condemnation of electrocution came from Ambrose Bierce’s 1909 catalogue of language peeves, Write it Right, where he called the word “no less than disgusting, and the thing meant by it is felt to be altogether too good for the word’s inventor.”
via 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted | Mental Floss.

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