Dear Editor,

    A news story on page eight Friday stated that a man fixing a sign was “electrocuted,” but he was in stable condition.

    I asked several students what they thought the word electrocution meant, and they all said it was being shocked, but not necessarily to death.

    After looking it up, I found no variance from the fact that electrocution means “To kill with electricity.”

    Just a minor detail to point out. I’m not doing this in any way to complain or request a correction, just a trivial fact.

    Garth Mason

    San Diego, Calif.

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