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Originally posted by karen61057
HA, they just changed the name of the clock tower to Elizabeth Tower. It was never officially named big ben it was the clock tower and the clock was nick named big ben. Now how does that change things ?
Originally posted by AndyMayhew
Forget Rhianna, what about all the symbolism in the stage set of the Iron Maiden "Powerslave" tour - and Iron Maiden are from east London, where the Olympics are being held. Plus, lead singer Bruce Dickinson is an airline pilot, linking directly with the BA advert. And their latest album features the song When The Wild Wind Blows which is about a couple mistaking an earthquake for a nuclear attack. It's GOT to be a message!!!!!
The name was not inscribed when the bell was recast in 1858, as Hall was no longer Commissioner of Works by then. No one knows for sure which, if any, of these stories is the real reason for the name Big Ben.
Originally posted by SatanicRoyalty
reply to post by AndyMayhew
This is gold. Rammstein once brought a giant phallus on stage for a tour, maybe you should read into that too man.
Originally posted by DeadSnow
reply to post by karen61057
Big ben translated means 'big son' or 'big sun'....
Edit: Ben Arfa would mean Son of Arfa, just as Osama Bin Laden means; Osama son of Laden.edit on 30-6-2012 by DeadSnow because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by babybunnies
Big Ben is actually the BELL inside the clock tower and isn't actually shown, a common error.
British Airways aren't telling people NOT to fly, they're telling British people to stay home and support their team, which is basically the same thing.