Talk:Northborough, Massachusetts

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Editorial Note[edit]

Eli Whitney was born in Westborough at a time when Northborough was actually a part of Westborough. However, the part of Westborough he was born in is still in Westborough, so he was never from Northborough. AmbExThErMaL 21:02, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Edit of History page[edit]

I edited the history of the town's site. It was incorporated on January 24, 1766...not June 24, 1766 as previously posted. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tommym27 (talkcontribs) 15:10, 5 April 2007 (UTC).

Spelling[edit]

"Northborough can sometimes be spelled Northboro, although the version with the "ugh" is more popular."

speaking as a former resident of the town, I strongly disagree with this statement. It seemed to me that the shorter spelling was more popular, and the longer spelling merely more official. (Or, arguably, old-fashioned.) At the least, the article should say there's some disagreement over the name.

I've edited the sentence to remove the claim about what's "more popular". AJD 15:01, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
In an encyclopedic article official is important, and there is no more or less or "old-fashioned" to it. It's my understanding that Northborough is the name of the incorporated town being discussed. "Northboro" is a shortcut spelling or may have originated as a phonetic alternative (the same has occurred in neighboring Marlborough), but in any case, repeated use doesn't make it accurate. declair 16:50, 7 June 2008 (UTC)