“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very
tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was
invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor,
laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”
As someone who loves language and words and even gets to make a living with them, I am always interested in learning something new about how to write and express myself better. The quote above is good advice, albeit somewhat old-fashioned and biased, but the basic point is well-taken (I hope): use your words with intention, particularly when writing, and try your best to make it interesting and fun for the recipients.