BROGUE—When I watched Sex in the City I laughed at the concept that Carrie Bradshaw would be obsessed with expensive shoes. However, I realise I have my own shoe obsession. While Ms Bradshaw purchases a wardrobe full of expensive designer shoes (with brand names such as Manolo Blahniks, Christian Louboutins and Jimmy Choos) I always desired a pair of English brogues.
ROSE-COLOURED-GLASSES Wearing rose-coloured glasses is an expression for seeing everything in an attractive, pleasant light. On one hand it is cheerful optimism that sees only the good in the world and on the other it is naïve, self-delusion.
KNICKERS—I love the British word, knickers, for ladies underpants. It has a gentle naughtiness without being vulgar. In Britain it has surpassed all its rivals: smalls, briefs, panties, bloomers and completely replaced its predecessor, drawers. http://www.madrigal.com.au/2015/12/03/knickers-bloomers-drawers/