What you think it means: To receive an electric shock
What it actually means: A severe injury or death as a result of an electric shock
Being electrocuted means you are in some serious shit: like, either dead or close to it. No, your desk lamp doesn't electrocute you every time you touch it. That's just a shock.
What you think it means: An abundance or a lot of something
What it actually means: An overabundance or an excessive amount of something
A plethora is not just a bunch of something, it's an overabundance, or way too much of something that creates a problem. If you have a plethora of squash in your kitchen, it means that you have way too many squashes to deal with. This would be a very strange (but not horrible) problem to have.
What you think it means: To do something frequently
What it actually means: To do something in a scheduled or predictable manner
If you regularly make a lot of the mistakes on this list, it doesn't mean you say these words incorrectly with frequency. It means you do so on a scheduled, predictable manner, like at the same time every day. Hopefully, after reading this list, your mistakes will be neither frequent nor regular, just absent altogether.
Wil Fulton is a staff writer for Supercompressor.com. He has to say, that he regularly makes a plethora of these mistakes. Follow him @WilFulton.
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