Ordering the World

(There is) a certain Chinese encyclopaedia in which animals are divided into:

a) belonging to the Emperor;
b) embalmed;
c) tame;
d) sucking pigs;
e) sirens;
f) fabulous;
g) stray dogs;
h) included in the present classification;
i) frenzied;
j) innumerable;
k) drawn with a very fine camel-hair brush;
l) et cetera;
m) having just broken the water pitcher;
n) that from a long way off look like flies.

Michel Foucault, The Order of Things, preface, i.