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The simple answer to avoiding these things is to keep your code simple. The code you show there is complex, you are doing a lot on a single line. I know that grade-schools promote this, but it is not really that ideal when it comes to debugging.
True, I have heard it used by some French and Belgians & French speaking Canadian, but not by a native (UK, USA, New-Zeland, Oz etc.) Interestingly the 'Jack Of All Trades' the quote Jack of All Trades master of none. I always understood it as 'Jack Of All Trades, master of none, more use than master of one'...
I've actually seen that one
And I could care less is very common as well, come on people, how hard is it!?
That said, I didn't recognize about 90% of them, but the ones I did recognize I recognized correctly (except the thing/think)
Emperor leaves behind rotten pelt found by Spanish river dog (9)
HINT: Not every culture would consider this food.
PEKINGESE = Dog*KING = Emperor
ahead of = leaves behindPE = Pelt - lt (rotten = deletion indicator)
ES = Spanish (i.e. language)
E = River E (in Scotland)
*Dog meat is considered a food[^] in some countries, thus still follows the theme of food named after a location. The Pekingese dog breed[^] is named after Peking(Beijing) which is the capital of China (which also happens to consume the most dog meat of all the countries).
McDonald's? It doesn't entirely fit the clue but it has 9 letters and certainly fits the hint, added to which it's pretty rotten, it may well contain leaves, it's just about good enough for a dog and the bread has probably been soaked in a Spanish river and you could probably pelt someone with it ... Emperor sounds more like Burger King, though, and that hasn't got 9 letters, so I'm stuck!
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