Today, focus on: Landslide.
Definition: An election in which one candidate, party or bill receives an overwhelming majority of votes. Literally a sudden erosion of land and rocks
Lefty says: “Landslides! Those are bad news, man. Think of the mud, the rocks, the crushed trees and wounded animals, the stratosphere! Wait, what are we talking about?“
Righty says: “Donald Trump is going to win in a landslide. Literally. He will take his Trump-branded Hummer and destroy Joe Biden and his electric foreign-made car. Go USA!”
About our (fictive) correspondents:
Arthur ‘Lefty’ Treehugger, Founder, Ponchos Illustrated. Born and raised on a pumpkin collective in rural Vermont, Arthur Treehugger grew up in the warm glow of free love, improvised guitar circles and herbal remedies. Arthur’s true passion is Ponchos, and his self-published e-magazine magazine is the number two poncho and raincoat magazine in the US, with a daily circulation of nearly 300.
Politically, Arthur is the definition of liberal; a true ‘bleeding heart’. Arthur is left-handed, left-brained and only turns left at stop signs.
Walton ‘Righty’ Carmichael Jr, Editor, Death & Taxes Quarterly. Deep in the heart of Georgia, land of peaches and voter suppression, the Carmichael Family has raised 7 seven generations of true American Patriots, culminating with Walton Jr. He abides by the guiding principles of family, fishing, freedom and God. His self-published e-magazine, “Death and Taxes” presents a libertarian view on today’s world.
A libertarian-leaning conservative, Walton identifies with the right wing of today’s GOP and would very much like to make and/or keep America great.
Dans une course à la présidentielle, ‘Landslide’ (littéralement ‘raz-de-marée’) permet de désigner la victoire écrasante d’un parti politique.
Pendant toute la période électorale américaine, les cours d’anglais en ligne Gymglish vont revisiter les terminologies des élections. Nos deux correspondants Arthur ‘Lefty’ Treehugger (Founder, Ponchos Illustrated) et Walton ‘Righty’ Carmichael Jr. (Editor, Death & Taxes Quarterly) vont apporter leur point de vue biaisé et subjectif sur chacun des termes abordés. Voici le cinquième ‘focus’ de cette rubrique : Landslide.
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