Really, I don’t know the reason why this is my favorite word. From a very young age, I made mixed tapes (ooh remember those?!) and titled them all “Miscellaneos” (this was before I could spell correctly). Even after I grew out of the mixed tape phase, I still preferred the world “miscellaneous” over any other word when describing a smorgasbord of things.
Give me a survey and ask me what I like. I’ll write down a few examples and then add in “miscellaneous” for kicks.