random (adjective) happening, done or chosen by chance rather than according to a plan
I’ve been hearing ‘random’ a lot recently. It seems to be mainly used by young women and used in the same way that ‘totally’ or ‘like’ are used.
This morning whilst buying Sunday papers I overheard one young girl say to another,
“I’m just like randomly swapping jobs.”
The other day at work G said,
“That’s just like our Shona to be telling her life story to some random stranger.”
So is ‘random’ where it’s at these days? Or am I behind the times?