Ever wondered about the (over) use of adjectives and adverbs in real text? I have. In fact I wrote a program to analyze it in my writing. (See some results here.) Somebody else has done it, too. Starting with with that famed “It was a dark and story night” author, Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s work Paul Clifford.
Stephen Fey takes the Language Police to task in this word illustrated video: