A Herb is a worthless dude, in the context of whatever you’re talking about.
A nobody. A non-player character (NPC) like the artificial intelligence people you see running around in video games that the game itself is controlling instead of a human. A totally inconsequential and ineffective male of the species.
So for example, if you’re pitching in a baseball game and the bases are loaded and the dude walking towards the plate to bat can’t hit worth a damn, you won’t be worried about it because he’s a Herb.
That doesn’t mean he isn’t well-paid, well-regarded in society, or successful in business.
It just means that in this context, attempting to hit against your pitching, he isn’t worth ****.
Similarly, dudes tell on themselves that THEY aren’t **** when it comes to bagging chicks.
The only reason I even clicked on this article was because of the words “Anger Provoked”.
First of all, Provoke (merriam-webster.com/dictionary/provoke) means to cause the occurrence of (a feeling or action) : to make (something) happen : to cause (a person or animal) to become angry, violent, etc.
So, for instance, if I punch you in your face, that means I’ve provoked you to feel hurt and/or to fall on the floor.
My action (smashing your grill) caused your reaction (feeling emotional or physical pain and/or losing the ability to continue to stand up).