"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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mod train
mod train
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CYMERA_20160428_003943_wm
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IMG_20160426_120224
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IMG_20160427_193409
Clovis Hwy 87
Clovis Hwy 87
Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo

According to Phillips, graffiti derives from  the italian word: sgraffiare (to scratch) .