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Should Big Ben Be Renamed Big Beth?

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Should Big Ben Be Renamed Big Beth?

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Should Big Ben Be Renamed Big Beth?

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Britain's Big Ben is technically the giant bell inside St. Stephen's Tower at Parliament. Some members of Parliament want it renamed the Elizabeth tower, in honor of the queen. Jokingly, some suggested the name: Big Beth.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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.

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