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This transportation section on Towson seems excessive. It takes up more than half the page. I don't understand why we need a whole paragraphs dedicated to streets and their traffic patterns. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mdlawmba (talkcontribs) 04:18, 11 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Calvert Hall College is listed as a college when, in fact, it is a high school.

Perhaps a new section should be made for high schools, including Calvert Hall College, Loyola Blakefield, Notre Dame Prep, et. al.?

Race and Gender / Statistics[edit]

Do we have statistics for the population in terms of race and gender in Towson?

Try the Census Buearu, they should have the data from the last census, for the Towson CDP.--Boothy443 | trácht ar 05:45, 17 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The demographic data doesn't add up:

"The racial makeup of the CDP was 69.9% White, 7.53% African American, 0.20% Native American, 7.30% Asian, 1.9% Hispanic, and 0.60% Pacific Islander."

This only equals about 88%. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:57, 10 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

They have weird categories at the Census Bureau. Hispanics can be of any race, while people of multiple races sometimes aren't counted as either.--Loodog (talk) 16:03, 10 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current Stats on elderly and disabled in Towson, Maryland[edit]

Would any one know what the current stats are on the elderly and disabled living in Towson, Md.?


Potential copvio in "History" section[edit]

I just removed several paragraphs from the "History" section of the article, as the text was identical to this webpage. Don't know which copied from which (we've had the text since December 2004, other site is copyright 2006, but don't know when they started writing it). DMacks (talk) 16:28, 21 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Next time I'm in their office I'll ask someone. If anything, I think it's more likely they are using text from this page. Regardless, I cited the information to them, and they will likely be pleased to have another link to their page for search engine purposes. Mdlawmba (talk) 06:42, 12 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comment: The text in question was uploaded December 20, 2004 by User:Jmboothe and was annotated at the time, Source: Historic Towson Inc. (see copy here). I've dropped a note on his Talk page (now User:Boothy443 to alert him to this discussion. JGHowes talk - 14:43, 12 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just citing a massive cut'n'paste block of text doesn't make it okay. Without the writer's explicit written permission to include it, it's a copyright violation and Wikipedia doesn't permit it. There's nothing about the content that is specific to this writer of it (i.e., we're not taling about the group that wrote it), so it can just be rewritten in our own words and cite their website as source. Now if they tell us it's okay to copy it, then sure, it's great information and would be good to have (maybe needs some cleanup for tone, but whatever). DMacks (talk) 15:22, 12 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Strange sections[edit]

To the creator of sections that include lists of: libraries, schools, roads, etc... Wikipedia is not a directory. The intent here is not to create "Lists related to Towson, Maryland", but to create an article filled with encyclopedic prose. For guidelines on city articles, please see WP:USCITY. For examples of good city articles, take a look at featured articles such as Boston, Massachusetts, Houston, Texas, or Ann Arbor, Michigan.--Loodog (talk) 22:00, 21 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Since it seems to be such a very touchy subject indeed among locals and—possibly more so—transplants who pretend to be locals, would anyone care to add both an IPA and “normal” pronunciation at the beginning of the article? I would but for two reasons: 1) I am not sure it if it is pronounced “Towson” or “Towson” (you see where the confusion comes in?); 2) I have no clue how IPA works, but thought it should probably be there to conform with the rest of Wikipedia’s pronunciation guides. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:26, 28 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If it helps, I believe that in Wikipedia's implementation of IPA, we would write these two options as /ˈtsən/ and /ˈtsən/ (with ⟨ow⟩ as in "low" and ⟨ow⟩ as in "cow", respectively). Q·L·1968 00:13, 27 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
some people pronounce the s as a z..supposedly that`s how the towson elite say it but it`s my hometown and I`ve never heard anyone from there pronounce it like that..maybe heard it twice in 50 years and it`s not exactly a small town anymore...really just a pretentious invention...that`s been my personal observation anyway. (talk) 01:24, 14 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I googled "Towson pronunciation," and every search result favored the /ˈtsən/ pronunciation. (talk) 18:27, 19 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It`s pronounced just like it`s written tow...rhymes with in male child or sun in the me on this..I am local and I am old...a few years ago they started with the tooowwwwwwzzzzzzuuuuuunnnnnn pronounciation....sorta sounds like Tuscon Az but not was strictly young upwardly mobile urban professionals who weren`t from there trying to sound upper class. (talk) 02:59, 11 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]