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Apr 8, 2016
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Blend words

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lunkhead
clairaudience
affluential
bankster
sheeple

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with Anu Garg

sheeple

PRONUNCIATION:
(SHEE-puhl)

MEANING:
noun: People who unquestioningly accept what’s said by a political leader, marketer, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of sheep + people. Earliest documented use: 1945.

USAGE:
“The general public -- the mass of sheeple -- want to cling to two core beliefs.”
Pinchas Landau; Who’s in Charge?; Jerusalem Post (Israel); Nov 14, 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Life is short, short, brother! / Ain't it the truth? / And there is no other / Ain't it the truth? / You gotta rock that rainbow while you still got your youth! -Yip Harburg, lyricist (8 Apr 1896-1981)

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