With that, there is no need to print ballots in anything but English.
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That is how I thought it should work.
I was(am) of Irish descent and pretty much raised around Italians and remember it was an act of ‘pride’ that they spoke English...Good friend of mine in HS lived next door to his grandparents and the ‘rule’ was No Italian in his house and the grandparents tried to refrain from speaking Italian whenever possible - when others were around...Maybe mostly just a ‘show’ but I hung around there enough to have observed that ‘rule of thumb’.
Funny how far this multicultural thing has come, although we were ‘allowed’ to hang out together it was often frowned upon to date....Never really did find out who the ‘bad guy’ was supposed to be....
Although since becoming a father of 2 girls, I came to understand that most ‘teenage boys are persona non grata’ when it comes to daughters, a tradition that I have carried on to my grandaughters...HA......
That was the rule of thumb back then. Not so much now days and most times it making fun of the gringo.
I doubt if it was just “show.” My father’s parents were from Italy and although they occassionally spoke it to each other, aside from a phrase or word here and there they ALWAYS spoke English to my parents, my sister and me. Grandpa got quite incensed when I asked him to teach me Italian. “Forget Italy! That country never did ANYTHING for this family! You’re an American...you speak American!”
He hated Italy.