Objectively, could I have dropped "most"? Both "most famous"?

Could you have dropped "still," objectively?

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020, 12:34 AM Steven D'Aprano <steve@pearwood.info> wrote:
On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 11:36:47PM -0400, David Mertz wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2020, 8:40 PM Steven D'Aprano <steve@pearwood.info> wrote:
> > "Clear and easily understandable" is subjective. What is clear and
> > understandable to me may be impenetrably confusing to others, or
> > obnoxiously dumbed down.
> >
> Strunk and White's most famous mandate of "omit needless words" is likewise
> subjective.

Take the word out of the sentence, and does the sentence still mean the
same thing? Then the word was needless. That's an objective test.

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