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"socket"? "outlet"?

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 27, 2004

In Reply to: "Socket"? "outlet"? posted by Lewis 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.

While I know pretty close to damn-all about wiring, I do know that in the U.S. a socket is, inter alia, where you screw in a light bulb. SS