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Re: OT: graffitum

From:Joseph Fatula <joefatula@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 9:18
John Vertical wrote:
>> It's a slightly ironic pseudo-Latin term that I've >> heard being used as a singular of "graffiti" - ironic >> in that using a "high intellectual" language like >> Latin for something slightly thuggish and uncouth is, >> well, ironic. >> > > >> Geoff >> > > ...I can see "uncouth", for generic "signature" tags at least, but "thuggish"? > > "The boss wants his money by Thursday ... or else we'll be painting colorful > letters on your house." > /rolleyes > > John Vertical >
I suppose, like any form of communication, it depends on the context. If a tag on a wall means "Hey, look at me, I'm cool!", then it's just buffoonery. If it means "Anyone from 23rd street who comes over here is dead", then it's thuggish. ____________________________________________________________ KEEP SPYWARE OFF YOUR COMPUTER - Protect your computer with Spyware Terminator! Visit and find out more!