After the first
day [of censoring letters Yossarian] had no curiosity at all. To break the monotony he invented
games. Death to all modifiers, he declared one day, and out of every
letter that passed through his hands went every adverb and every
adjective. The next day he made war on articles. He reached a much
higher plane of creativity the following day when he blacked out
everything in the letters but a, an and the. That erected more dynamic intralinear tensions, he felt, and in just about every case left a message far more universal.
Apparently Yossarian lives. Check these documents from WaMu obtained by the Puget Sound Business Journal under FOIA requests. Death to all modifiers!