Everything will be OK

Everything will be OK

Just how much this post-riots message of hope in 21st-century Bangkok draws upon the similarly repetitive 14th-century “All shall be well” by Julian of Norwich one can but idly speculate.

post-riots: after the riots
riot (noun): violence and fighting by a crowd of people (often against a government)
draw upon (verb): borrow from; be influenced by
repetitive (adjective): doing something more than one time
shall be (verb): will be; future form of “be”; see shall versus will
well (adjective): ok; free from trouble
idly (adverb): for no particular reason; in a lazy way
speculate (verb): imagine; guess; form a theory about with no real evidence
all manner of thing: many different things; [in this context – everything]

By Josef Essberger for EnglishClub November 2010
Josef started teaching English as a foreign language in 1991 and founded EnglishClub for learners and teachers in 1997.


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