Wikipedia rocks. They have an article on the Motif of Harmful Sensation, for which I did not know there existed a name.
I have also decided that Miguel in roman_a_clef (on hiatus for retooling, I guess. but work continues on it) should speak in English Prime. So I've collected tons of E-Prime links:
I think I'll enjoy trying to try to write a character in E'. Especially when I have to keep switching back to regular English. We'll see if a pattern emerges for the character simply due to a linguistic shift.
This entry is written in E-Prime. Wait, d'oh!