I had this weird thought last night while being haunted by my poetry explication for English class. Though it in fact has little to do with poetry, only English.
So, in Shadows of Isildur, you have two different "classes" of emotes, so to speak. The canonical emote starts with yourself followed by whatever action you are performing, e.g. "A weird dude scratches his head." The second type allows you to insert yourself anywhere in the emote, e.g. "Tankards crashing all around him, a weird dude slams into the bartop."
So the first type will often indicate a loose sentence. The subject comes first, followed by the details, verbs, direct objects, etc. The second type will generally be a periodic sentence, with a delay coming first and then the subject somewhere later on. No wonder these come across as annoying when overused; periodic sentences can often be thought of us as more formal and should be spaced out unless you're James Joyce. Then again, lots of people don't enjoy James Joyce. Read: I am making fun of JJ. In fact, I don't even remember what type the majority of sentences in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man were, or if there even was a majority. Only that they were exceedingly long.
This is probably a strange and bizarre thought, but hey -- can't say strange and bizarre thoughts aren't good for making something unique to remember it.
Note: definition of emote: A command used on talk systems and MUDs to indicate the performance of an action, usually a facial expression of emotional state.