@cadey @grainloom yeah, in journalism we use it to mean something generic or not noteworthy, like a spokesperson might make a "boilerplate" statement if it seems like its not addressing anything specific and could be in response to anything really. Occasionally its also used to describe articles that get written a lot with little variation, like "That's a boilerplate weather story"
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Btw the legal field seems to use the term also. And "model" for legislation.
Trying to think about similar terms for when someone tells you something generic verbally in person.
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