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    #1

    random instead of lucky?

    Hello,
    I read this several times in games.
    However, I will describe it with (in?) normal words.

    You make a snowball battle and you hit one guy several times without even aiming for him.
    (Lucky hits.)
    Thereupon he yells: "random!".
    Would this be true?
    I'm not really sure if "random" can be used this way...
    Of course "lucky" would be correct, but I would like to know about "random".

    Cheers!

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    Re: random instead of lucky?

    I have never heard it used that way.

    "You're just lucky!" would be more expected.

    ("Better to be lucky than good" could be a possible retort.)

    Of course, in other parts of the world, it could be used.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: random instead of lucky?

    The kids these days (9-15) use the word random a lot more than we did. It means "meaningless, unrepresentative" in that context. Lucky is very similar, but random is even more devoid of value.

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    Re: random instead of lucky?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    The kids these days (9-15) use the word random a lot more than we did..
    haha, very funny
    Actually, the guy is around 20 and he always yells "random bs!" when he gets hit in games (bs = bull****)

    Okay, I have understood it.
    Thanks

    Cheers!

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    #5

    Re: random instead of lucky?

    Actually, we used "random" in many ways at college.

    It was a noun to mean "people we didn't know." Who was at the party? Eh, only Tracey and Lissa and then a bunch of randoms.

    We used it as an adjective. Are you okay? You're acting kind of random.

    We even used it as a metaphor for sex as "randomize." I wouldn't mind randomizing with THAT guy!

    But we wouldn't use it to mean "lucky hit"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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