OTHER WORD CHOICES: chance, accidental, haphazard, unsystematic, hit and miss
AND yes, arbitrary is another word for Random.
Here are two off the wall words that I found that also can be synonyms for Random:
Stochastic: (stuh-KAS-tik) adjective: Involving chance; random; probabilistic.
Etymology: From Greek stokhos (aim, target, a pointed stake for an archer to aim at). Earliest documented use: 1662.
Usage: “Medicine is a stochastic science — no doctor can predict the future.” Sandeep Jauhar; When Doctors Slam the Door; The New York Times; Mar 16, 2003.
POV (Point of View): Point of view in literature is probably the biggest single area of novel writing that aspiring writers have problems with. More specifically, they often can’t decide whether to use first person or third person point of view. This can be the single most important decision a writer makes about their novel and if it is not handled correctly it can guarantee a novel’s failure.
Well, you guessed it! There was no class on 16th. Dan and I were the only ones who were not involved with vacation, hiking, long car trips, etc …
I have this burning curiosity. Why do so many people chose not to vote? What percentage of voting age Americans are going to vote?
Now this is a totally bogus poll. Afterall, I am having to take it on faith that none of my visitors from foriegn countries, will take part in this survey ( I would love to hear what you think about this question though, so feel free to leave a comment). It is not being run scientific at all. But my curiosity is burning …
The Vietnam Veterans were harassed when they came home. Harassed after risking their lives; harassed after watching fellow soldiers and friends get killed; harassed after witnessing some of the most horrendous things that one human could do to another. These soldiers deserved to receive the treatment that our current military receives – whether we believed in the war or not. Please, the next time you meet a Vietnam Veteran, thank him for his service to our country. They were following orders – not creating the policy.