I'm maintaining a reporting application. When displaying data, there is an option of displaying a certain number of items explicitly and lumping together other items into a single category. For months, the lumped category was named "OTHERS", so e.g. if you wanted to display data about two fruits, you got data for "APPLES", "ORANGES", and "OTHERS".
The problem is that recently our clients have added an item called "OTHERS" to the database, so there's two otherses. What can we do to display them properly? My first thought is adding some punctuation to our "OTHERS", so that it's e.g. "(OTHERS)". I like the general look of that, but parens don't seem to be the best choice here. Perhaps some other formatting?
The most obvious option of displaying it differently (like a highlighted background on charts and an indentation in plain text) is the last resort since it would involve lots of changes.