Prompted by one of Michelle Levesque's posts, I have organized my instant messaging contacts into more rational groups:
  • Royalty
  • Embalmed persons
  • Those who are highly trained
  • Mermaids
  • The fabulous
  • Strays
  • Those included in the present classification
  • Those who tremble as if they were mad
  • Those who are not countable
  • Components of group minds
  • Others
  • Those who have just broken a flower vase
  • Those who from a long way off look like punctuation
Later: my wife's only comment upon seeing this list was, "You misspelled 'embalmed'." I am humbled.