My definition of genre is any form of communication capable of conveying info.

10 genres of everyday:

  1. Weather report
  2. Political views
  3. Rap
  4. Poetry
  5. Facebook
  6. Service manuals
  7. Cosmology
  8. Contracts
  9. Comedy
  10. Road signs

I like service manuals the best, because it is technical writing design to produce a specific result. The language used is English with the expectation of a High School education. The audience are technicians.

My understanding of genre is a form of communication between a writer and audience.