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Re: "socket"? "outlet"?

Posted by Lewis on March 26, 2004

In Reply to: "Socket"? "outlet"? posted by Jane on March 26, 2004

: the question was put to me by a teacher .
: Is it right that "socket" is more commonly used in britain as oppose to "outlet" used in america?

: Thanks a bunch!

the word 'outlet' is not used at all in mainstream British English. 'outlet' is used as an alternative to 'vent' instead.