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I agree with OP that whatever tickles your fancy is getting a bit "dated". The new kid on the block (AmE and BrE) is... []1 whatever floats your boat - see whatever turns you on


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North Americans are not used to hearing these terms and we definitely do not use them often. The most common one, if I had to choose, is taken a fancy to (which is never used in a casual setting). Here are some equivalencies I've run into: "Whatever tickles your fancy" = "Whatever suits you" "They've taken a fancy to each other" = "They're taking it to ...


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Not really. In the old 20th century view of the world this was the case. The world was neatly divided into developing and developed, every text book had a map with a rich north (including Australia, NZ and IIRC South Africa?) and a poor south. These days however...this is not at all a common way of looking at the world. The usage of the word developing ...


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developed countries "are sovereign states that have a highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less industrialized nations" newly industrialized nations "rank somewhere between developed and underdeveloped countries. They have a more advanced economy but not all signs of a developed country." developing ...


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The euphemisms #1 and #2 are most needed by parents of small children. Small children usually learn to control urination first.



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