What is a blanket statement?
A blanket statement is a broad, generalized statement that does not address individual nuances.
A blanket statement is a generalization with the intended meaning, “All Xs are Ys.”
A blanket statement might say something like, “all movies starring Jim Carrey are funny.” But it could also be more nuanced and be more specific, for example stating:
“all Hollywood blockbusters staring Robert Downey Jr. are focused on how he comes out of prison to find redemption for his past crimes in the movie “Iron Man”.”
There’s some truth in both examples–Jim Carrey ate peanuts before every take of “Holy Goalie!”, and Robert Downey Jr. has had many roles where he was coming back from jail or prison.
A blanket statement is an opinion that cannot be applied to all people. A blanket statement can be used as a typical response when people’s individual experiences conflict.
A blanket statement is when someone generalizes a situation because of one aspect of it.
It’s a general statement. Also, “blanket statements” are usually used to tell people what they should or shouldn’t do, but the phrase is often used in jest to ridicule those who espouse them.
The phrase refers to a generalization that is too broadly applied- for example, that no one can ever be happy if he/she doesn’t have love. The implication is that the person making the blanket statement has not made any effort to find out what satisfies an individual person and applies this same solution (in this example- love) to everyone.
A blanket statement is a generalization that encompasses all members of the class of things to which it applies, and may not be true for all or some of them.
It’s usually used in the same sense as “everyone” or “always”. It can also refer to an example.
Often these statements are more accurate when they’re phrased using “generally”, “most”, or something similar like that. Instead of saying there is absolutely no crime in China, one could say that there is generally less crime in China than elsewhere given its size and population. That way there can still be room for exceptions and change over time without needing to completely prove it every day.
A blanket statement is an assertion with little or no basis in fact, typically a sweeping generalization. Some circles would consider statements to the contrary of blanket statements to be a defense mechanism for the person suggesting them because this individual would like to avoid the full consequences of his actions. For example a drug dealer describing their equipment as used tools rather than drug paraphernalia, or someone insisting that they were not driving dangerously in order to avoid being pointed out by law enforcement. A blanket statement might also be considered a form of wishful thinking- “don’t worry we’ll get through this” uttered by someone distressed who wishes that what he told you was true and deep down fears it may not be.
A statement or opinion of which one can say that it cannot be disproven. Blanket statements are also referred to as “truths.”
A blanket statement is a broad generalization, an unproven universal truth, an axiom; a premise without demonstrable evidence. A good example of a blanket statement is “all children will grow up to either become presidents or criminals”. This is an accurate generalized event that almost applies to every country in the world. But there are still some countries out there who do not have “children” because everything about them is different than ours but for some reason this concept works with them and vice versa! There are plenty of people who were partially raised by wolves and they don’t know how to spell president even though they are old enough to drive! I know several of these people.
A blanket statement is a sentence that states something about everyone.
A blanket statement can be seen as mean spirited and not as well thought out, which means making blanket statements takes away the uniqueness of every other person. This is why it’s important to keep one’s opinions in line with what they’re discussing, rather than generalizing everything to make an example fit. If someone were claiming that people should have more knowledge on certain topics, or should have more responsibility in their life decisions, then using a blanket statement like “everyone” could make their opinion seem invalid because they imply there are no exceptions–a lot of people feel that way too but don’t need or want to be part of the discussion because it doesn’t affect them.
A blanket statement is a type of vernacular that would be spoken by people in a group (“blow out your candles,” “blow the candle,” “blowing out the candle”).
The term comes from old slang such as when someone would need to take cover from weather (like rain or snow) and have a blanket thrown over them. In this sense, they were taking shelter under a “blanket” of protection. But in modern slang, it can also refer to something said quickly without much thought – like trash talk among athletes before stepping onto the field or court for competition. The idea is that people should be prepared for verbal attacks coming at them fast and furious because someone has given up on respecting their opponent’s opinion.