Big Ben is being renamed the Elizabeth Tower.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s landmark Big Ben clock tower adjoining the Houses of Parliament will be renamed “Elizabeth Tower” to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne, a parliamentary official said on Tuesday.
The announcement follows four days of celebrations earlier this month to mark the 86-year-old queen’s Diamond Jubilee, only the second to be celebrated by a British monarch.
I bet the Queen doesn’t even want this. What could she possibly need with a clock that big? Can you imagine the size parlor she would need to fit that thing in her house?
Who even brought this up? ”Big Ben is getting kinda old and the name is stale. We should freshen it up! What else is old around here…Queen Elizabeth!” So that’s what we do now, change the names of really old stuff to names that are just regular old.
Cicely Tyson better watch out. You know she’s older than slavery. Somebody might decide she needs freshening up and suddenly rename her Interstate Highway System.