Two words: space pirates. Avast ye scurvies, prepare to be boarded! And shot. And flushed into space. And bartered with. Unsettling that the rebel scum are the bad guys, but that's just me showing my age then, isn't it?
You have to experience this fun game mechanic! Who you are, whether walls stop you, if water sinks you, and even what the goal of a level is -- they all change when you rearrange triplets of noun-verb-noun. Simple. Tricky!