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A Fucking Leaf

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About

"A Fucking Leaf" is a slang expression used on 4chan when referring to commenters residing in Canada to mock the country's maple leaf flag.

Origin

On the 4chan boards /pol/ and /int/, a country's flag associated with the approximate location of the poster is prominently displayed above their post next to the title. Sometime in mid-2015, 4chan users began mocking the maple leaf symbol on the Canadian flag, referring to it as "a fucking leaf." The earliest archived post using the expression was submitted to /pol/ on August 5th, 2015 (shown below).[1]


View Same Google iadb SauceNA。山1436458330371.jpg.52KB,620x467 Anonymous ID:sbs3ECzg Wed 05 Aug 2015 21:37:16 No.49166171 Report Quoted By: *49166401 >49165609 When your country flag is a f------ leaf, I guess you simply stop giving a f--- about anything

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On August 31st, 2015, FunnyJunk[2] user actualsingaporean uploaded a Polandball comic in which a Canadaball chooses "a fucking leaf" for their flag (shown below).


yuo are men now Canada yu must choose flag my son £回 0 will yuo pick butifel union jack >A or will yuo pick.. F----- LEAF

On August 27th, 2016, a post[3] titled "Canadian Unite: Sick and Tired of the Damn Leaf comments," was posted on /pol/, which complained about 4chan users writing "Hurr a fucking leaf" when replying to Canadians (shown below).


CANADIANS UNITE: SICK AND TIRED OF THE DAMN LEAF COMMENTS [117 51] Anonymous ID:QyjIH66u Sat 27 Aug 2016 13:36:30 No.86796395 11 Syute View Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>86796487>86796512 >>86796546 >86796718>>86796721 86796870 O mor0 t tomorrow >86796875>86796957 >>86797070 >86797131>>86797341 >>86797443>86797562 >8679763886797784 >>86798009 >86798228>86798300 86798509>>86798822 >86798835 >>86799428 >>86800276 >86800661 >>86801589 >86801892 >>86802406 86802918>>86805173 >>8680524386805520 86805680 >>86805968 >86806156 >>86806249 >>86806257 >>86806436 >86806538>>86806817 >>86806863 >>86806870 >>86807227 >86807260 >86807324 >86807468>>86807522 7 86808827>86808916 >86809455 87KiB, 640x380, 0324enreidgop501752840x360.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNA。 >86807001 86807062 >>86807599 >>86807716 >>86807874 >8680821 86809593>>86809651 >>8680968886809815 86810028 Cant make a single post or thread without everyone jumping on the "HURRR A F------ LEAF bandwagon, DESPITE THE FACT most of the posts that come from Canadians are well thought out posts, while the Americans do nothing but s--- in markets and then come home and shittalk us Canadians I'm seriously about to quit /pol/ because of everyone Its time this leaf s--- ends, and it ends right here and right now. You are all sniveling cowards, and leave us Canadians the hell alone. View Same Google iqdb SauceNA。 aFuckingLeaf jpg, 19KiB, 300x295 Anonymous ID:icus+ew Sat 27 Aug 2016 13:37:27 No.86796487 I Report 86796395 A f------ leaf View Same Google igdb SauceNAO gaddafiwtf.jpg, 8KiB, 262x 193 Anonymous ID: CsJeZMLY Sat 27 Aug 2016 13:37:43 No.86796512噐 >>86796395 Report A f------ leaf

On October 23rd, 2016, YouTuber Teezy uploaded footage of a man stabbing while yelling "fuck you leaf!" (shown below, left). On December 2nd, YouTuber Chuck Chucker uploaded a Look at This Dude remix titled "A Fucking Leaf," featuring various pictures of the Canadian flag and maple leafs (shown below, right).



On January 16th, 2017, a post mocking the Canadian flag as "the fucking leaf" was posted on 4chan (shown below).


□ Anonymous囤01/16/17 Mon 21:31:45 No.70026397 >>>700264022270 26423 2-7 264312270026439 >-700264542-70026570 Never really thought about the f------ leaf thing until now, it really is mad that they have a f------ big red leaf on their flag. Like what the f---? □ An ny mous □ Anonymous-01/16/17 Mon 21:34:24 No.70026439 File: kek (2).ipg (28 KB, 245x421) Anonym ousua 01/16/17 Mon 21:32:11 No.70026402 > 01/16/17 Mon 21:33:54 No.70026431P >>70026397 haha >70026397 kek 270026397 they gave up their union flag for it too a f------ leaf of all things hahahaha □Anonymous 01/16/17(Mon)21:33:35 No.70026423、 >70026397 yodeling to this □ Anonymous:a01/16/17(Mon)21:42:22 No.70026570 2270026581 >>70026583 >70026397 Most country's flags have deeper symbolism, americas stars-states and the flag is based off Washington's family coat of arms. we have the crosses of our patron saints, the French flag represented the people, the church and the nobles. Canada has leaf, just leaf, the deeper meaning is leaf, nothing more, its just a f------ leaf.

On April 6th, 2017, YouTuber John B posted a video of Gordon Hurd laughing about the Canadian flag while calling it "a fucking leaf" (shown below).



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[1] 4plebs – earliest 4chan thread

[2] FunnyJunk – A fucking leaf

[3] 4plebs – Canadian united

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