• " dubiousculturalartifact
Ijust accidentally invented a new idiom,
maybe?
”Licking a tree & hoping for maple
syrup.”
aka "A attempt at resolving/achieving
something with less effort than is
required for success, & a high
probability of it proving merely futile &
faintly unpleasant’
& herculepoirot314
I can support this as a turn of phrase.
Source: dubiousculturaIartifact
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    • Seriously though. Word starts with a vowel sound = an. Word starts with consonant sound = a. Pay attention in school
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    • Licking my own dick and hoping for yum yum sauce
      ZHacks3 11 may
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    • Trying to create a new idiom with a tumblr post is like licking a tree and hoping for maple syrup
      aearly92 11 may
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    • I made one. “I gave them bullshit when they asked for manure”
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    • You cant accidentally create an idiom, that's like liking a tree and hoping for maple syrup.
      rainelle 11 may
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    • Licking a dick and hoping for cum
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    • Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's raining
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    • I thought it would mean something like “sticking to/with something in hopes it’ll turn out the way you want but really it’s a time consuming and painful waste of time”
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    • Stop trying to come up with new famous sayings
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    • You were licking a tree and hoping for maple syrup when you came up with this huh?
      Deverez 12 may
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    • If you think you can just make one tumblr post and create a new idiom, you’re just licking a tree and hoping for maple syrup.
      Vaysum 11 may
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    • "Solving a maze by burning it" A problem that seems complex but has a simple solution
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    • This is pretty much just “a shot in the dark”
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    • The likelihood of this becoming common is like licking a tree and hoping for maple syrup
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    • *An attempt
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    • Rolling a marble and expecting to get a number
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    • I dunno... getting it to catch on would be like licking a tree and hoping for maple syrup. .......shit.
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    • Napgeta 11 may
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    • It’s “An” attempt. Not “A” attempt.
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    • Wait no fuck
      Vaysum 11 may
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    • It would be a metaphor. An idium is an overused phrase or metaphor like show me the mines or I got the cat in the bag.
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    • I once joked about my friend going to medical school, he said he wouldn’t mind “because nurses are hot and they go for doctors” but I thought he said “devil’s binoculars” so that’s our new saying. It’s when you make a decision based on sexual appeal rather than logic
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    • “Taking a book out of a page” could be an idiom for being results oriented/overthinking
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    • The lack on “An” in “A attempt” bugs me...
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    • Yeah this is pretty good
      Funk 11 may
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    • I’m not gonna contribute to the idea of some socially inept kid on a social media site
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    • I like this phrase
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    • Fucking an ass and hoping for babies
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    • An attempt
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    • An attempt*
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    • "Cracking eggs with a hammer" Overkill to the point of being ineffective
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    • I think people just say “Rome wasn’t built in a day”
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    • I just accidentally invented a new meme maybe? Like its this deep fried picture of a turtle and its captioned "a" because like remember that video of a turtle making that sound.
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    • Nah doesn’t sound good
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    • Hoping for this idiom to catch on is like licking a tree and hoping for maple syrup
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    • “A attempt”
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    • Just say "licking a tree and hoping for syrup". Rolls off the tongue better
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    • Don’t you mean “an attempt”?
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    • If you seriously think this should be a thing, you might as well lick a tree and hope for maple syrup.
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    • I have a plate of pancakes and I’m waiting under a tree for my syrup.
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    • This is pretty much "hoping for maple syrup by licking a tree"
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    • Liking a dick and hoping for cum
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    • Instead of “don’t make mountains out of molehills” my friend once said “don’t make enemies out of shadows” and I use that to this day.
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    • "Washing your car before a storm" -putting in more effort than required
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    • I summit, "Eating uncooked noodles" aka putting it little work for little reward, even though you could get better
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    • He would be happy to know I used this on my brother today. Context: playing apex "you really suck ass. You running around like a chicken with his head cut off. Man, shoot the guy, dont just stand there licking trees hoping for maple syrup."
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    • Why do people on tumblr think they're so revolutionary
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    • An*
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    • 3 fucking tumblr posts in a row
      HyperB8 12 may
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    • I'd try "Licking a tree and expecting maple syrup" instead
      MrJenkin 12 may
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    • Mutha fuckas always trying to ice skate uphill
      ookami738 12 may
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    • I’m 90% sure there’s a saying for this already
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    • This is fucking stupid
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    • "That boys a few legendaries shy of a pokedex." Is one I came up with.
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    • “If NVIDIA factory is not on fire, it will be on fire” “Girl with big tit and no ass fills the mind, but girl with no tit and big ass fills the heart” I love Chinese idioms
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    • The word maple is redundant and makes it sound too blocky, I'd remove that and just say syrup
      Sad_Dogg 12 may
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    • He knows what an idiom is yet doesn't know to use "an"
      ProPain 12 may
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    • Honestly if this wasn't invented by a Tumblr user I'd use it
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    • My professor once said after someone asked him a question he knew nothing about “you have come to a goats house for wool”
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    • It's pretty easy if you know the main point that your phrase is trying to tell
      Hardener 12 may
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    • Drop the Maple and it will sound catchier
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    • "Knitting pants you arnt going to wear" causing problems that you arnt going to resolve yourself
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    • I feel like they just looked up a list of lesser known idioms, saw that one, and was like "yep. That sounds like some shit I would say."
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    • It might flow better if it changed to licking a maple and hoping for syrup but I don’t think I’m feeling it either way.
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    • So let it be written, so let it be done.
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    • If you're looking for this to catch on I think you're liking a tree and hoping for maple... shit...
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    • Nope that's dumb as fuck
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    • I'll start using it thanbks
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    • If your brain doesn't automatically change "a" to "an" in the proper places, there is no hope for your grammatical skills
      Gwyn 11 may
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    • I feel like there already is an idiom for that
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    • “A attempt”
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    • Changing "hoping for" to "expecting" and you just might be on to something
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    • Good advice is as good as a good shirt. It's only good if fits
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    • I fucking made "Creaking a spring" a slang for sex in one of my short stories.
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    • I'll lick your fucking tree you right.
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    • This is dumb because they explained it. It's like the idiots on facebook who make up an inspirational phrase and quote themselves on their profile picture.
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    • I only agree because this applies a little too well to my life😂
      AnarchyG 16 may
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    • Ok but now let's make it make sense in a sentence... : "Dont lick a tree and hope for maple syrup" I like it
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    • Everyone in Canada likes this
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    • Whats your favorite idiom mine is "whether in murky water or clear fortune favors fish who swim upstream"
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    • GUYS! Remember blue vs red on Minecraft?
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    • I did too the other week: “Speak softly in a house with paper walls” referencing houses in the Asian region that have thin walls that are by no means soundproof, it means be careful of what you say, because you don’t always know who’s listening or if you can trust the person that you’re talking with
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    • You lost me at... a attempt 🤦🏽‍♀️
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    • Very clever, I bet it will really catch on! *Walks away* This mfer is retarded
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