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    "Read the lot ..."

    Today, I guess the laptop and iPhone are our penates, the SMS a kind of ritual play, our greater gods being Amnesty International, the Geneva Conventions and – with certain reservations – the United Nations. The latter provide a reflection of our universal need for human protection, an example of our moral impoverishment. But, like Google, they have no artistic merit. And most will betray us. So to whom should we turn? Read Appollonius or Virgil and Ovid or the King James version of the Bible or the Koran (Tarif Khalidi translation)? Read the lot, I say, and judge for yourself.
    Does 'the lot' in the given context mean 'everything,' please?

    I quote ...
    the lot UK informal › everything:
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...sh/lot_1?q=lot

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    Re: "Read the lot ..."

    Yes.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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