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Roslindale resident seeks help getting cah back

Stolen Imparla sought in Roslindale Square

Somebody who obviously grew up in the Boston area has posted these signs all around Roslindale Square.

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Because in Boston English, "Imparla" would be pronounced "Impala." Usually, you see written English sort of translated in Boston into a different spoken sound (well, certain sounds, at any rate); this is an interesting example of the reverse: Somebody who speaks Boston English translating the way they speak into written English.

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Stolen Impalar

Rewahd!

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The City reveal will begin collecting packing space, Avis, that have been left out in the street.

Packing on the street is considered public blackened by definition is open to the public. Please be sure to remove the space, Avis, or they will be removed by Capital waste guiding this week.

      ( a call from the City of Revere emergency alert system )

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*ahem*

Adorable!

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It's an intrusive-/linking-R, which is another facet of the E. Mass dialect/accent - which would mean whoever wants their Imparla back, has probably always called it an Imparla.

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The one time there isn't an R..... people have to go and add one!!

So much for contact info.

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That's the idear.

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more dater.

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You could perhaps find it in Cuber.

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the second i read the headline i assumed he just figured it was buried under snow but its actually been missing since february

snows been melted awhile so unlikely, but thats the story im stickin with anyway

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Reminds me of my first job in the Boston area, almost 30 years ago. I typed letters and other documents for a variety of people. One of my bosses regularly wrote "ideer" rather than "idea." I was used to the spoken accent by then, but I was surprised to see it in writing.

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I used to work at a human services agency with a lot of people with strong townie accents. These were people with college degrees who would write "needs to be taken to buy more brars," "bottom draw of the filing cabinet," and my favorite "watch him for putting stuff in mouth -- he's a piker."

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what's the problem with this???????????

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That somebody would spell "Impala" as "Imparla" - I don't think you'd see that outside of New England, for the reasons I've mentioned above.

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How would I let this guy know? Put up my own sign saying, "I got your Imparla right here?"

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idk how to embed, but this is pretty good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT9YiqFRLQc

"Ahh you, or ahh you not, a nahhc?!"

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is probly in californier by now

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