And I wonder if I'm really with you now
Or just chasing after some finer day.
Can't wait for the oh-so-brilliant
Susan Tuttle's latest (with CD!)
& btw (I'm elated to tell you),
she let me contribute a piece -
random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.