1) adj. Having no specific pattern, cause, or objective. Often used in statistics.
2) The latest in a long line of buzzwords that teenagers use to replace meaningful conversation. Could be used as the focal point of the next general election campaign, eg 'We pledge to take forceful action against the word random, and against those that promote or condone its misuse, for example 14 year-olds. A special street task force will be created and empowered to clamp down on this blight sweeping our nation, using extreme force and/or death to eliminate offenders.'
- Take a random number and multiply it by itself.
- We spoke to twenty random passers-by about this subject.
Person: Excuse me, do you have the time please?
Idiot1: Monkey past cheese!
Idiot2: Ha ha haha Random!!
Idiot1: Haha hahaha!
Person: Die you fuckers *opens fire*
tom: "yo watsup jon"
jon: "i was walking to the olive garden today and i saw some guy with a top hat pop out of the sewer and he told me he was a rainbow six agent on a misson from Kibdue god of steel mugs so i told him exactly my deductions from the cherry tree last sunday"
Something or a group of things that follow no criteria or pattern. A word often misused by morons who don't know very many other words.
Correct: The decay of a radioactive isotope is random.
This is correct because nobody can predict exactly when the atom will decay. It actually doesn't follow a pattern.
Incorrect: Lol! Here r sum randome people I just met.
This is incorrect because the people have been chosen by a number of criteria: they are people that happen to be closeby and people who are willing to talk to you.
Incorrect: LoL here R sum randome words that I am thinking of.
The words are not random because you have specifically chosen them on the criteria that they are "suprirsing" or "unusual".
For the love of God, stop using this word. It's not clever, it's not funny and it's not original. You sound just the same as all the other clone-like teenagers who think they're oh so unique for saying it. Give it a fucking rest.
The most over used and misunderstood word in the english language. Commonly used by english teens, often buying into the fast growing subculture of emo. 1)Supposedly meaning spontaneous and off the wall by ignorant people. 2) how a large proportion of the myspace community describe themselves. 3) A way for morons to pretend they are capable of original though when actually every aspect of their lives is planned out meticulously with out fail.
Person A: and we said " mouse pad cups"
Person B: How totally random of you
Person C: quiet you mundane little twat, stop abusing that word. you have no concept of random that words to big for you. your misuse offends me. I ought to brick you