Should Big Ben Be Renamed Big Beth?

Originally published on March 26, 2012 7:36 am
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Good morning. I'm David Green. The name Big Ben probably brings to mind the famous clock tower in London, unless you're a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, since that's what you call your quarterback. But I digress. Britain's Big Ben is technically the giant bell inside St. Stephen's Tower at parliament. And some members of parliament want it renamed the Elizabeth Tower in honor of Elizabeth II's 60 years as queen. Jokingly, some suggested that the tower be named Big Beth. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.