If, somewhere out there in Grammarland, adverbs have their own post office, I'm sure my picture is hanging in it, probably above the caption "Public Enemy No. 1" or "Wanted Dead or Alive."
I don't deny the allegations. They're true: I'm an adverbicidal maniac. I see a word like "uniquely" or "truly" or "totally" and I'm transformed from mild-mannered copy editor into a vicious and remorseless slasher.
Many adverbs deserve to die. No one knows this better than an editor tasked with fixing the prose of unpolished writers. Think about how many times you've seen marketing copy like "Our company is uniquely positioned to perfectly provide a truly expert pest-control experience" and you'll start to see the logic behind my brutal impulses.