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infinikyte

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Ok, I was reading about blepharoplasty, and then an interesting sentence popped up before my eyes:

I think most Asian women are sick to death of the whole "mysterious" and "exotic" fetishism, be it eyes, hair or body.

Source: a forum in Japantoday.com

Not judging this sentence morally, but from a grammar point of view, could someone tell me what "it" refers to in this sentence.

Also, could this sentence be rephrased in a better way(or any way)?


Thanks in advanced

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infinikyte said:
I think most Asian women are sick to death of the whole "mysterious" and "exotic" fetishism, be it eyes, hair or body.

Source: a forum in Japantoday.com

be it = be that fetishism; it = fetishism

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It's similar in meaning to 'no matter whether it is eyes...' ;-)
 
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