Random is a term used for something which is very out of the blue, like when there is a big silence and then somebody says a 'random' word, which would normally not be at all funny, and then starts uncontrolable laughing.
Random words made up (or adopted) by me (Lucy W): shmugamuga, chimpish fool, silly plonker, meep...
Person 1: Hi
Person 2: Hi
Person 1: Cows!
Person 2: That was random!
Person 1 & 2: HAHAHA!
The latest buzzword used amongst mindless teenagers as a way of showing just so utterly irreverent their predictable sense of humour is. Particularly dominant among English teens and University students, the word "random" or the act of being "random" is a desperate plea for others to recognise how totally against the grain of the norm you are and that you're really crazy and out there. Trouble is, being "random" is predictable, boring, moronic and extremely sad indeed.
Often used by an MTVeenager.
Uni Student: "Cheese! HA HA!"
Another Uni Student: "Wow that's soooo RANDOM! Let's go and buy some trendy clothes which have meaningless and pretentious words/numbers all over to make us look random."
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.
Mindless teenager: Omg I have to tell you what happened it was just so random
Me: *clobbers with garden rake*
1) What teenage girls regard as the funniest type of humor.
2) The shittiest type of humor.
Teenage girl 1: Guess what? Cheese! Haha!
Teenage girl 2: Ninja monkeys steal my underwear at night!
Teenage girl 3: Monkey! LOL!
Me: *loads clip into mac-10*
when someone says simething completly out of the blue that has nothing to do with anything you were talking about
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".
Losers who aren't funny use this word every sentence to try and be funny.
Imagine a random mouse randomly wearing a random little shirt coming out of that random hole over there!
Something unexpected and irrelevant, but often amusing. A very over-used word now, please people, use it when something really is random. See example below for a true example of random.
Holly: Sorry to hear your hamster died Bob...
Bob: Window cleaners for British rail should watch out for flying man-eating deckchairs today, swimming in from the south along with the flea-ridden coathangers. The calf needs the blinds shut due to his purple parrot problem, and the pet washing line needs a slap round the face for dropping the flying monkey on the "queen of the night" tulips. The muffin man is responsible for the sudden outburst of rain yesterday as he forgot to pay the rent on his blue strawberries. I'm sorry, did you say you wanted a biscuit?
Holly: Random! Custard cream please.