Verbs = what things DO, not what they're named.Languages have too many nouns, too few verbs. So why do style guides say cut back on adverbs?
ET is, of course, a god, but...
a god, it would seem, unfamiliar with the fabulous verbs of Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Turkish, Russian and Hungarian. (I don't suggest that this is a comprehensive list.) ET! ET! ET! What words have passed the barrier of your, erm, fingers?
Also, I take exception to the claim that a language can have too many nouns. Czech, I think (but memory may deceive) has a word for the space under a bed. This is a Rachel Whiteread of a noun; we could, in fact, do with more.