You know you're doing something wrong, when Merriam-Webster, a dictionary that has existed since 1843, adds a word that has been used since 1945, and compares it to people who use the products of a company founded nearly 30 years later (spoiler alert, Apple).
This is exactly what happened when Merriam-Webster's Twitter handle announced the addition of "Sheeple" to the dictionary, calling it " docile, compliant or easily influenced people; people compared to sheep ".
'Sheeple' in the dictionary now. //t.co/pbXVADEoBm
– Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster), 27 April 2017
All that is good and good. However, the examples cited by Merriam-Webster are quite amusing. The dictionary mentions " Apple made its debut with a battery for the iPhone juicing sucker – a graceless and lumpy case that the shawl will happily shell out $ 99 for. " As one of the examples for using "Sheeple".
If there is any comfort, the word falls in 10% lower popularity on the website, so not many people will know that Merriam-Webster calls us "Sheeple" of Apple users. You can check the Merriam-Webster definition of "Sheeple" on their website.