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WilmywoodNCparalegal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 03:16 PM
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12. I disagree about road signs
I'm from Italy and road signs used in Europe are very different from the ones used here. Moreover, quite a few signs include English words such as "yield" which may be unknown to a non-English speaker. English was not a language I spoke at all when I arrived in the U.S. at 15 years of age and I had to learn rather quickly. Coming from the perspective of one whose English was terrible then and, at the same time, a teenager trying to learn to drive, the task was quite daunting but necessary. I never saw it as an imposition or racism or ethnicism to learn English in order to be able to understand what words like 'yield' and 'no passing zone' mean.

The driving test, which I took in NC, was not difficult for me however. Obviously, NC did not have a test in Italian. I did just fine. I don't see how this can be oppressive.
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