Posted by ESC on August 16, 2003
In Reply to: Power Outage posted by James Briggs on August 16, 2003
: 'Outage, in the sense of 'Power Outage' is unknown in Britain - 'Power failure' is the current term. How many other countries use 'outage', I wonder?
: However, I'm glad that the electricity is getting back to normal.
U.S. -- we use outage and failure. Or, more likely, "The power is off." Or, "The electricity is off."