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I'm working on a company Index and want to give users the option to add their company to the index which is categorized by products & sevices. I've got a limited number of main categories and each of them has a limited number of subcategories. Each category is suppose to have a subcategory for companies which don't fit to any of the listed subcategories with the name "Other". I'm using the same logic also for the main categories with a main category called "Other" for companies which don't fit in any of the listed main categories.


Main Categories: 1. Cars / 2. Bikes / 3. Other

1. Cars


  1. Cars / Wheels
  2. Cars / Seats
  3. Cars / Other (!)

2. Bikes


  1. Bikes / Wheels
  2. Bikes / Seats
  3. Bikes / Other (!)

3. Other(!)


  1. Other / Lawyer
  2. Other / Security Systems
  3. Other / Other (!)

My question is about the word "Other" do I use it correct in this context or should I rather replace it/them with "Miscellaneous"?

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When descending inside a known category, I would choose "miscellaneous"; e.g. Cars/misc . For the main category, "Other" seems fine. 3.3 would become Other/miscellaneous. –  icy Sep 4 '13 at 21:41
It would be easier if you had named #1 and #2 –  stacker Sep 4 '13 at 21:45
@ stacker I did it... Any idea? –  Teo Sep 4 '13 at 21:51
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about Naming. –  TrevorD Sep 4 '13 at 23:43
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about Naming. –  aedia λ Oct 4 '13 at 22:12

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For the subcategories, "Miscellaneous" would be more apt, since it means "having various qualities, aspects, or subjects." For the main cartegories, "Others" would be more apt since it means "different in nature or kind."

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