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Listen up, sheeple — "sheeple" is now officially a word, so sayeth the shade-throwing master Merriam-Webster. ... But according to Merriam-Webster, here's the actual definition: people who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced : people likened to sheep.

 

Apr 27, 2017

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17 minutes ago, Jessey Hightower said:

I would like to see the list of synonyms...

 

Communist followers?

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Been hearing certain people being refereed to as Sheeple for close to 20 years. Wonder what took them so long to actually define it.

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Just now, Sedalia Dave said:

Been hearing certain people being refereed to as Sheeple for close to 20 years. Wonder what took them so long to actually define it.

 

They were afraid they'd offend someone.

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Aren’t “sheeple” closely related to lemmings???

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59 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Aren’t “sheeple” closely related to lemmings???

 

I tend to think "sheeple" as more like domestic livestock.  They are willing to give up their freedom for having provided a place to live, food to eat and free medical care.  

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8 minutes ago, Warden Callaway said:

 

I tend to think "sheeple" as more like domestic livestock.  They are willing to give up their freedom for having provided a place to live, food to eat and free medical care.  

 

Not a bad observation, but they’re also burdened with a simplistic herd mentality.  They’ll usually follow the easiest path, but generally need a little urging!!

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4 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

Not a bad observation, but they’re also burdened with a simplistic herd mentality.  They’ll usually follow the easiest path, but generally need a little urging!!

been using that term for years , i thought the dictionary was as defunct as the encyclopedia but maybe its still relevant as that description fits to a tee 

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I had thought that Rush coined the term... however, research shows that it even predates Mr Limbaugh:

 

 

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Although it's origin is not clear, the word was used by W. R. Anderson in his column Round About Radio, published in London 1945, where he wrote:

"The simple truth is that you can get away with anything, in government. That covers almost all the evils of the time. Once in, nobody, apparently, can turn you out. The People, as ever (I spell it "Sheeple"), will stand anything."

 

 

   

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On 3/2/2021 at 9:50 AM, Bad Bascomb, SASS # 47,494 said:

:ph34r:  I would like to see the list of synonyms...

 

Democrats?

 

snowflakes?

"Idiots" comes to mind.

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20 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Aren’t “sheeple” closely related to lemmings???

Lemmings are only suicidal once a year.  Sheeple are sheeple 24/7/365 1/4.

 

Lemmings don't vote.  Sheeple do, but shouldn't.

 

Lemmings can make a valid point for what they do.   Sheeple can't. 

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18 hours ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

Lemmings don't vote.  Sheeple do, but shouldn't.

 

Unfortunately,  "Sheeple" have voted into power a bunch of sheep herders! 

 

p.s.  Maybe a new office tittle,  "Sheeple Herder". 

 

 

 

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It’s always the other folks that don’t see things they way I do.  And, it’s never my group. Always the other group I have contempt for. 
Trumpers

Never Trumpers

RINOs

Democrats

Republicans. 

Conservatives

Liberals

Far Right

Far Left 

Evangelicals

Progressives

Maskers

etc. 

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5 hours ago, Warden Callaway said:

 

Unfortunately,  "Sheeple" have voted into power a bunch of sheep herders! 

 

p.s.  Maybe a new office tittle,  "Sheeple Herder". 

 

 

 

Now we need more sheep dogs to protect the flock that isn't part of the sheeple flock and let us be free range wolves again.

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Well, that didn't make any sense at all.  

 

Blame it on not getting a good night's sleep, not having breakfast yet, and being old.  Yep, that should account for about 90% of what ails me.  I can write the other 10% off with PTSD.

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27 minutes ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

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IF EVER THE TRUTH WAS SPOKEN....

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