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    shock and jolt

    The police aren't very smart if they never questioned the Taser's 50,000 volt jolt.


    hi,
    does 'jolt' mean the same as 'shock', please? could the latter be used in this sentence without changing its meaning?
    thanks.

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    Re: shock and jolt

    Yes and yes [but I expect the writer was very pleased with the rhyming phrase]

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    Re: shock and jolt

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Yes and yes [but I expect the writer was very pleased with the rhyming phrase]
    thanks.
    is it redundant to say 'an electric jolt'? I mean, when one says 'jolt' is it already implicit it's an electric one?
    thanks again.

    p.s.: this question led me to another doubt, please: is it 'electric' or 'electrical'? according to the the dictionary, both are adjectives and I have found both combinations on Cae. thanks.

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    Re: shock and jolt

    Not necessarily - it confirms what caused the jolt.

    You could use either electric or electrical; both would be acceptable.

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