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Big Ben name change?

PostPost by: cal44 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:06 pm

Thought I would get it from the source (U.K guys) Are they really changing the term Big Ben clock tower to the Elizabeth Tower?


Really....................? Is this a good thing? All my life it's been........Ben.

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:25 pm

No idea ........as usual :D

Ben is the bell by the way not the tower :wink:
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Well I had not heard about this monumental waste of money but maybe they should change it to "Baby Ben" to keep up with the times :roll:.......DING-DONG!
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PostPost by: ken ob » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:39 pm

Yes they are changing the name of the tower to the Elizabeth or Queen Elizabeth Tower. I dont recall what is is called now.
But it is the bell that is Big Ben and that is not changing.

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PostPost by: cal44 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:56 pm

Thanks guys for straightening that out for me.

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PostPost by: RichC » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:03 pm

St Stephen's Tower used to be the official name of it
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PostPost by: rcraven » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:35 pm

RichC wrote:St Stephen's Tower used to be the official name of it


I think it is or was called the Clock Tower and St Stephen's is different tower.
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PostPost by: elanern » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:01 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa8ImA_wSKI

Yep, probably belongs in the "what ya listenin' to now?" thread but references to St Stephen in this thread got me searching for this Grateful Dead song.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:04 pm

That's nothing: our Town Council has proposed naming the car park at the back of Sainsbury's the Queen Elizabeth Car Park. Makes me proud to be a Republican (in the UK but a Democrat- sympathiser in the US).
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PostPost by: AHM » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:22 pm

Tis the clock tower of the palace of Westminster. Big ben is the name of a bell notable for having a crack in it. The Numeral 4 on the clock face is IIII rather than the Roman numeral IV.

Everyone will carry on calling it Big Ben. Long live the Queen!
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PostPost by: cal44 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:50 pm

Oh Pete. U.S Democrat/Liberal sympathizer ? Really?...........you get a time out little mister!

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