all goes well vs augurs well :

all goes well or augurs well

Some folks who don’t understand the word “augur” (to foretell based onomens) try to make sense of the common phrase “augurs well” by manglingit into “all goes well.” “Augurs well” is synonymous with “bodes well.”

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  • City council to vote on big picture
    If all goes well, Baytown could see a brand new movie theater start to take shape in the planned Chambers Town Center development at Interstate 10 and Highway 146.
    June 13, 2013 - Baytown Sun
  • Australian woman attempts record swim from Cuba to U.S.
    By Jeff Franks HAVANA (Reuters) - Under a bright, tropical sun, Australian Chloe McCardel jumped into a calm, crystal-clear sea on Wednesday and began her quest to become the first person to make the 103 mile swim from Cuba to the United States without a shark cage. If all goes well, she hopes to swim through the Straits of Florida in about 60 hours and reach Key West on Friday night. McCardel ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports