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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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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