Typically used on packaged goods such as a can of nuts or package of safety pins explaining that they are classified into groups, when in reality, they really are just mixed.. So this word is misused alot on products.. We now lose the meaning to it entirely.. (technically, it means separated into classified groups/ but in slang, it means mixed)
The can says that these nuts are assorted, so I guess that means they are mixed!!
by BuddyRoach May 16, 2006