I am totally stealing this from Bee of Backreaction.
It is too awesome to pass up.
A gentleman named Bernd Wurm developed a software, the "Blablameter," which checks text for superfluous/filler/bullshit words (such as those that ads and press releases are full of) as well as awkward constructions. If you run a piece of text through the Blablameter, you will get a result between 0 and 1; the higher the result, the more bullshit. Bee ran abstracts of several papers in her field and got a range or results, from very light to very heavy on bullshit.
The German version of the Blablameter,
http://www.blablameter.de, has interesting Questions and Answers (Fragen und Antworten), where it explains what the software does (e.g. can't check for accuracy of the content, just certain linguistic features).
If you just want to run a piece of your scientific writing through it, here's the English link.
I ran the abstract of a paper I am going to submit in the next few days, and the result is
Understandably, I am feeling very smug. :)