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Maybe this dates me, but I still have Lolly in my head all these years later. So. I say my use of adverbs is all Lolly's fault.
When I was under his spell, I even forced my kids to watch this once. They were like: What's the big deal, Mom?
Right. What's the big deal? I mean: What's the big deal? Are you kidding me?
Adverbs are a big deal.
Since adverbs were burned into my brain with this song, I've become a demented woman. I now have to walk around the house all day muttering my manuscript like a verbal minesweeper. Those darn adverbs are buried everywhere, and they can sneak up on a girl, you know.
Way back when, F. Scott Fitzgerald didn't have to worry, but now a days? They're even editing him into print. How can you make The Great Gatsby greater? Answer: Get rid of some adverbs.
So it seems even the greats are guilty, and I should just suck it up and sniff out every ly Lolly slipped into my word doc.
You haven't seen School House Rock? Well, here's Lolly for you then. But I warn you, once you watch this clip, it will haunt you forever.