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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Graffitti

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Graffitti will not be tolerated
"Graffiti", originally uploaded by Trevor Coultart.


As well as the poor spelling, this gets extra hate marks for the rainbow-striped lettering – a sure sign of a psychopath.

It's an interesting word, graffiti. It's the plural form of graffito (rarely used in english) and Italian in origin, as you would probably guess. It derives from the Italian word graffiato meaning scratched.

It originally referred to inscriptions or carvings that were scratched onto walls, statues and tombs.

Anyway, it's spelled with two Fs and one T, capisce?

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1 Comments:
Anonymous Trevor said...

Hey, thanks for sharing my picture with your readers!

30 September 2008 at 17:10  

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