It is Nikon, boys. Don't afraid.

Started Apr 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
fotolopithecus
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Re: Inglish Grandma
In reply to BartyLobethal, Apr 17, 2013

BartyLobethal wrote:

The subject line in your original post would more correctly have been written, "It's Nikon, boys. Don't be afraid".

nfpotter was pointing out that by using the term 'boys', this could be interpreted as excluding 'girls'. Female contributors to these forums are few. We (I) don't want to make them feel excluded from conversation. So the subject line in your original post could have been, "It's Nikon. Don't be afraid". By not mentioning gender, all genders are included.

"Don't afraid" is not grammatically correct. In this context, "Don't be afraid" is correct.

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BartyL

True, but "boys" can be considered generic for anyone, unless one is a politically correct ideologue. In that event you could say "don't be afraid peoples, it's Nikon."

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