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Related to 'random,' an adverb used by undergraduate English students to indicate that a verb happens for no particular reason or according to no particular pattern. The people engaged in the 'random' activity ('randomly running') may have no idea that they are running, _or_ they may not have considered the consequences of their act.

Your overworked graduate student TAs beg you to use a more INTERESTING AND EXPRESSIVE word than 'randomly.' Please. For the love of Pete, Dale, or Homer...
"The most recent concern about homosexuality seemed to arise during the turn of the century, around the time when couples were able to randomly get married in Las Vegas." (This is an actual sentence--I just read it in a first-year English paper.)

by Cranky E October 10, 2007
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