Sunday, May 29, 2005

Big Ben is not a Clock, it is a Bell!

This story reminds me of a common mistake that people make, including a lot of the people who wrote stories about the sudden pausing of the Westminster Clock Tower (aka St. Stephen's Tower).

The Clock Tower at Westminster is NOT Big Ben.

What is Big Ben?

As the poem says,

"Not the clock and not the tower, but the bell that strikes the hour."

Big Ben is the Bell inside the Clock Tower.

That is all.

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