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What is a gross generalization?
3 feb 2014 22:17
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The term "gross" refers to something that is obscenely large. To generalize means to describe things or people in terms of a group rather than individually. Saying Americans are wealthy is a generalization because, though there plenty of poor or middle class Americans, as a group they are considered wealthy by many people from other countries. This an example of a gross generalization because of the number of people being included in this group of supposedly wealthy people. The generalization is large but what makes it obscenely large (or gross) is that many Americans would find that assumption both ignorant and offensive. Demonstrating how gross generalizations usually have negative connotations.
4 februari 2014
When someone assumes something without researching all the facts. They often end up with a wrong impression or belief. For example: if a person says, "All girls like to wear pink frilly dresses" that would be a gross generalization.
3 februari 2014
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