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Old February 13th 18, 07:08 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:03:30 +0800, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:

That's *just one* definition, among a lot others not yet written
into that webpage? Any stand from the UK Government?


What have they got to do with it?
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Old February 13th 18, 09:31 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:53:18 +0800, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:

Big Ben is the name of the Bell, not the clock (believe)


Isn't Big Ben referring to the *WHOLE* clock tower? How could you have
time with just the clock face but without the gears inside the tower?


No, everyone thinks it's the tower but it the name of the great bell.
The tower is the Elizabeth tower after being renamed for the diamond
jubilee. It used to just be called the clock tower, of the Palace of
Westminster.

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Old February 13th 18, 10:33 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:
On 13/2/2018 22:49, Rene Lamontagne wrote:

Big Ben is the name of the Bell, not the clock (believe)


Isn't Big Ben referring to the *WHOLE* clock tower?


The tower used to be called "the clock tower", it is now called the
Elizabeth tower.

How could you have
time with just the clock face but without the gears inside the tower?



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Old February 13th 18, 10:37 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:
On 14/2/2018 00:11, Tim wrote:
"Mr. Man-wai Chang" wrote in news5uu4t$nfd$1
@toylet.eternal-september.org:

On 13/2/2018 22:49, Rene Lamontagne wrote:

Big Ben is the name of the Bell, not the clock (believe)


Isn't Big Ben referring to the *WHOLE* clock tower? How could you have
time with just the clock face but without the gears inside the tower?

The bell that rings the time is actually what ic called Big Ben. Over
time
the term has come to meanĀ* the bell, the clock, and the tower in the
popular vernacular.


Do you have the origin of this saying, as for example, heard from old
people?


The largest bell is most probably named after Benjamin Hall who oversaw
its installation.

 




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