About the word 'landslide'
Gentlemen: I don't know if I may be so bold as to ask you the following question: It is hotly debated here at college level whether a person (an American speaker) can use the word "landslide" in the following context (e.g. as a headline or so): "Landslide In Social Attitudes (Etc.)," meaning that - acc. to some survey or so - there was a major shift in people's opinions about certain matters (e.g. 90 % thought that the government should do this-or-that 5 or 10 years ago, now only 20 % think the same way). E.g. I found the following usage example: " It was occurring to me that this man might be able to save me a lot of reading with a nice quick lesson on faults and the landslides they can trigger. - See more at: http://findwords.info/term/landslide#... [from: http://findwords.info/term/landslide]," which seems to indicate that one can indeed use the word "landslide" in other contexts different from just 'landslip' and 'big victory.' What would you say? Any relevant information would be much appreciated! Or could you perhaps refer me to someone who could help me out here? Maybe you could help me out? Thanks for your trouble! Best, Tom