Posts tagged ‘Big Ben’

March 25, 2012

Phallic Symbol to be Named after The Queen?

by duncanr

Cheeky Buggers !

In Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee year (60 years on the throne), it has been suggested by some politicians that a fitting gesture to mark the occasion would be to rename London’s ‘Big Ben’ after her

The proposal was floated by Foreign Office aide Tobias Ellwood and has been enthusiastically supported by members of all political parties


Hhmmm, ‘Big Liz’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it that ‘Big Ben’ does – and I can’t help but notice that those proposing that Big Ben be renamed after the Queen are all male ?

There is no word on what Liz thinks of the idea but I suspect that like one of her predecessors on the throne she may not be entirely amused – only a man would think a woman would be pleased to be forever remembered as ‘Big Liz” 🙄

October 11, 2011

The Leaning Tower of London

by duncanr

The Tower at Westminster aka Big Ben is falling over

It is slowly sinking into the ground it stands upon – more quickly on the north side than on the south, resulting in a decided ‘lean’

If it were to fall over it would land on the offices used by Members of Parliament – though they don’t need to worry just yet since it is estimated that at the present rate of decline it will be 4,000 years before the tower topples over

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(P.S. can someone give it a push ?)

January 1, 2009

The 334 steps

by noseycow

Big Ben turns 150 today, and celebrations have started with the launch of a website . Now please form an orderly British queue or the site will go down under the demand.

I haven’t looked because I’m still to busy earthquake watching, but I suspect it will be as interesting as George Bush’s shoe collection, and probably cost as much as the Northern Rock bailout.


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