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    Tony Blair did do God, but he didn't do irony.

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    Tony Blair did do God, but he didn't do irony.

    [Psych.][geh.][Brit.]
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/05/arch...
    The archbishop of Canterbury compares the former PM to Dostoefky's characters
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    Obviously Mr. Williams doesn't judge Mr. Blair to be very "soul-seeking"; he (TB) is quoted as "refused to voice regrets" - but I don't get it anyway...
    "Tony Blair hat Gott geschafft, aber Ironie nicht" -??? - pls. do better
    VerfasserU. Wolf06 Feb. 10, 13:44
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    "He didn't do irony" means that irony was not part of his repertoire.

    17 somebody doesn't do nice/funny/sensible etc
    spoken informal
    used humorously to say that someone cannot or does not behave in a particular way:
    Sensible? I don't do sensible.
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/do_2
    #1VerfasserCM2DD (236324) 06 Feb. 10, 13:56
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    Sinngemaess:
    TB benahm sich wie Gott, aber zur Ironie war er nicht faehig.
    #2Verfasserrg06 Feb. 10, 13:59
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    aufbauend auf #1:

    T. B. hatte Gott im Repertoire, Ironie jedoch nicht.
    #3VerfasserKürbiss06 Feb. 10, 13:59
    VorschlagTB versteht sich gut mit Gott, aber (nur) schlecht auf Ironie
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    You need to google a bit for the original context of this quote to get an idea what the Bish. was trying to get at... - he made a tongue in cheek remark.
    #4Verfassertolschok (647203) 06 Feb. 10, 14:00
    VorschlagTB versteht sich gut mit Gott, aber (nur) schlecht auf Ironie
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    You need to google a bit for the original context of this quote to get an idea what the Bish. was trying to get at... - he made a tongue in cheek remark.
    #5Verfassertolschok (647203) 06 Feb. 10, 14:01
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    The original quote is in the article - Rowan Williams said TB was "very strong on God, very weak on irony". Rowan Williams being quite good at both.
    #6VerfasserCM2DD (236324) 06 Feb. 10, 14:04
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    Yes. I said context, not qoute. Maybe it helps to know that the Blairs are known to be rather superstituous in general. I believe his wife does seances, etc. Obviously the Bish. is mocking him :)
    #7Verfassertolschok (647203) 06 Feb. 10, 14:28
     
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