Monday, July 10, 2006

Enough With The Adverbs

"It's also strikingly beautiful and thuddingly boring in maddeningly equal measure."

Look, Pitchfork writers. You're not in a contest with the movie critics who gets quoted in newspaper ads to see who can squeeze in more -- and more clever -- adverbs into a single sentence. Enough already. There are 11 words in the above sentence, and three of them are end in -ly. A 3/11 ratio is just too high. Nobody should break 20%. Ever.