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Happy Year of the Great Pointed Archer?


Fear not, everyone, I have not lost my mind, nor am I introducing more PetSugar-isms . . . I only wish I could take credit for this. Because today starts the Year of the Rat in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, I wanted to find a clever rodent-related morsel to share with all of you. You may remember my animated rats and mice quiz featuring many characters that were not exactly shown in a flattering light — I mean, even the word "rat" is used to describe sneaky, deceitful people.

Here's where the Great Pointed Archers come in. The creators of this website hope to replace the offensive word with this "untainted and beautiful" name to begin to repair centuries of disrespect and hatred. The website itself is pretty neat – you can play an Archer Dash game to find and consume delicious snacks (while avoiding the dangers of a city street) and even design your own rat Great Pointed Archer like I did! I think it's an admirable cause but, as a friend pointed out, if a rat runs across her foot in the subway station, she's not actually gonna cry out "Ewww, a Great Pointed Archer!" What about you?

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