"Oh wall, I would collapse if I were you from the weight of the scribblings upon you."-Garrucci 1856
Graffiti- greek for grafein- means "to write". Refers to a drawing or a scribbling found on Roman architecture. - Dr. Sven Ouzman
Graffiti- term applied to an arrangemnet of institutionally illlicit marks in which there has been an arttempt to establish some sort of coherent composition.
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According to Phillips, graffiti derives from the italian word: sgraffiare (to scratch) .