When I read back my stuff, I'm aware of how often I use clarification tags, and more to the point, how traditional and old fashioned they sound. I don't miss-use them - or at least I hope I don't - but even when they're their to clarify a tone, I don't like to see them. Just in case I'm using the wrong terminology, I'll explain that I'm referring to this kind of thing (extreme example to illustrate the point): "Get out of here!" he yelled, angrily. The clarification tag here being 'angrily'. Now of course I would never use this example, as it's perfectly clear the speaker is angry. A less obvious one (lifted from my novel) would be this. Chet looked at me, passing the responsibility as usual. I now had the pair of them gazing at me, waiting for an answer. 'Sure,' I said, stuck for a reason to refuse. 'Just remember we're not a taxi service,' I added, suddenly feeling the need to assert myself. 'We'll drop you off where ever you want, but if you're coming with us, you go where we go.' The clarification tag here is the line '... suddenly feeling the need to assert myself.' I feel it's needed to an extent, to show that the character felt it necessary to make it clear he wouldn't be taken advantage of, but it still sounds old fashioned. Are such tags becoming obsolete in modern writing?