in the book,i read the phrase "drink the Kool-Aid",it seem like a idiom,i can't figure out the meaning,can any english help me,and translate it to the PLAIN words?
In plain words, the term refers to a person who blindly follows some other person or an idea. Bill O'Reilly uses this expression quite often on his Fox News "Factor", in response to ultra-right and ultra-left emails he gets from his viewers. When he feels less metaphorical, he'll just call those people "loons" and "pinheads". :roll: [ May 09, 2005: Message edited by: John Smith ]
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Originally posted by John Smith:
......... the term refers to a person who blindly follows some other person or an idea......
In my previous company, the term "drank the Kool-Aid" was used often... but... many didn't know the source of the term, or even what it referred to. The only knew it was derogatory, and used it for people that they didn't like...
Kool-Aid's reputation preceded the Jonestown incident by at least 10 years. It was a common carrier for LSD in the '60s as in the title of Tom Wolfe's 1968 book "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test". So drinking Kool-Aid only took on a more sinister meaning after 1978.