Categories
BEWILDERED ENGLISH

When there is no electricity, we use the word ‘blackout’. Is there a word to describe a situation when the voltage is low?

Low voltage is a common problem in India — especially during the summer months. When this happens, the tube lights keep flickering, and some of the other bulbs burn rather dimly. The Americans have a term for this dip in voltage — they call it ‘brownout’.

Arun never uses any of his electrical appliances during a brownout.

We always experience brownouts in the early morning.

By Rehanaa Khan

At times we think we should give up, but if it's worth fighting for then fight for what's right.

5 replies on “When there is no electricity, we use the word ‘blackout’. Is there a word to describe a situation when the voltage is low?”

LEAVE A REPLY

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.