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changing the name of the BigBen?

Posted Jun 28, '12 at 9:42am

FrozenPhoenix96

FrozenPhoenix96

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hi, i'm FrozenPhoenix96
and my question is:
do they really change the name of the BigBen?
i heard some of it, but maybe it's a hoax,
so if somebody knows it, then please tell me ;)

 

Posted Nov 1, '12 at 10:43pm

Clancy12

Clancy12

3,938 posts

Yes it is true. It will be renamed "Elizabeth Tower" to mark the queen's 60th year on the British throne.

I really don't think this will change anything though.  Everybody will still call it "Big Ben" no matter what it is officially called.

 

Posted Nov 2, '12 at 9:12am

partydevil

partydevil

5,090 posts

officially "Elizabeth Tower"
it's a stupid name. the bigben was a cool name.
couldn't call that wheel "Elizabeth wheel" and leave the tower as it was?
or can they plz. turn it back when Elizabeth dies?

 

Posted Nov 2, '12 at 10:21am

GhostOfHorror

GhostOfHorror

801 posts

They probably won't change it back when she dies, but will just rename it with the next in line.
It's kind of stupid if you ask me, since nobody will refer to it as 'Elizabeth Tower' not for a while, at least.

 

Posted Nov 2, '12 at 5:19pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,234 posts

I will never refer to it as "Elizabeth Tower"...that'd be like calling the Grand Canyon the "Obama Crevice"

I want to see a survey for how the citizens feel about this name change..

 

Posted Nov 2, '12 at 9:35pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,090 posts

They probably won't change it back when she dies,

I want to see a survey for how the citizens feel about this name change..

i hope they are going to setup a petition when she's dead.
let her have the tower for the time left. after that atleast she doesn't mind.

 

Posted Nov 3, '12 at 9:49pm

Drink

Drink

1,550 posts

stupid question and might make me seem uneducated with such a dumb question but...what is "BigBen" ?

 

Posted Nov 3, '12 at 10:04pm

Gamer_Cale

Gamer_Cale

1,414 posts

stupid question and might make me seem uneducated with such a dumb question but...what is "BigBen" ?

Just a clock tower in london I couldn't care less about it so I don't blame you for not knowing about it.

 

Posted Nov 4, '12 at 1:52am

xeano321

xeano321

2,546 posts

Knight

To all interested parties, I believe Big Ben is the name of the clock (more precisely the largest bell in the clock.) Changing the name of the tower wont affect the name of the clock. It's still Big Ben.

 

Posted Nov 4, '12 at 1:55am

VonHeisenbourg

VonHeisenbourg

215 posts

let her have the tower for the time left.

"For the time left"

That just sounds so mean lol... Kind of like something a gold digger would say ;)

I will never refer to it as "Elizabeth Tower"...that'd be like calling the Grand Canyon the "Obama Crevice"

Ah, not quite, the difference is Queen Elizabeth II has been the monarch of England for 60, 60 (I repeat for emphasis) years! It's a thing of respect. Meanwhile Obama has been president for not quite a full term. Huge difference.

I don't disapprove or approve the name of the tower, I'm just saying that your comparison is flawed. Seeing as how I'm not English (from England, I obviously speak English) I'm indifferent.

 
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