This is the only taxonomy anyone will ever need.

I'm going to replace all of my blog's tags with this right now.

  1. Man and his occupations
  2. Woman and her occupations
  3. Anthropomorphic deities
  4. Parts of the human body
  5. Mammals
  6. Parts of mammals
  7. Birds
  8. Parts of birds
  9. Amphibious animals, reptiles, etc.
  1. Fishes and parts of fishes
  2. Invertebrate and lesser animals
  3. Trees and plants
  4. Sky, earth, water
  5. Buildings, parts of buildings, etc.
  6. Ships and part of ships
  7. Domestic and funerary furniture
  8. Temple furniture and sacred emblems
  9. Crowns, dresses, staves, etc.
  10. Warfare, hunting, butchery
  11. Agriculture, crafts, and professions
  12. Rope, fiber, baskets
  13. Vessels of stone and earthenware
  14. Loaves and cakes
  15. Writing, games, music
  16. Geometric shapes
  1. Ill-defined signs

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11 Responses:

  1. Andreas says:

    Which one of the new tags is "mpegs"? Z? D?!

  2. Tim says:

    Seems to leave out several categories in the Celestial Emporium of Knowledge. This cannot be good.

    Also: (a) any honest taxonomy has a "misc" category; (b) eventually the "misc" category will subsume all the others.

    • tfb says:

      I thought that 'ill-defined signs' was essentially 'misc'. It certainly seems appropriate that it will subsume the others.

      It's nice that there are conveniently 26 categories.

      • jwz says:

        When you feel a compulsion to make <OL> skip J and put some extra ill-defined miscellany at the end it feels less convenient, is the thing.

  3. Steve Allen says:

    Seems to be missing the glyph for Chappa'ai

  4. cheide says:

    There are a bunch of good ones in 13BE9 through 13BF5 too, including what seems to be a phallus wearing a hat.

  5. Ben says:

    13BF2, cock and balls with legs, is my favorite.

  6. Kyzer says:

    This taxonomy reaffirms Clay Shirky's Ontology is overrated. A whole section for bird parts, right after a section for birds? This is not a general categorisation of worldly things but an optimisation for a specific domain. No section for politics and philosophy other than god-kings lording it over you?

  7. James says:

    Jamie you were totally robbed at the Webbys.

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