from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Graffiti.
- n. Alternative form of graft.
- v. Alternative form of graft.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A steward; an overseer.
- See graft.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grave.
- n. A ditch or moat; a canal. Also graft.
- n. Same as graft.
- Same as graft.
- To incorporate; attach.
- n. An obsolete variant of greave, greave.
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A starting point could be: cut the overt graff, and cut the pork.
At that time "street art" as it is known today didn't exist, there were two visual experiences happening at the same time, the murals and the graff and they both intersected.
And it goes without saying a lot of the graff was gang related, but some of it was also there to inspire the community and provide hope - not to mention making political statements in a way people in those communities could understand, it was their language, their alphabet and well respected.
I saw an excellent graff of the 2003 Bush polls that proved everyime Bush's approval numbers dipped another terror alert was issued.
Teh soopeeryer intullekt uv cheezpeeps ovar teh graff peeps iz evuhdent coz derz nawt uh unessuhsary uhposstrophy in duh lasst wurd.
Midnytez Kitteh amz likkwidz eenk spawt awn t3h wyde graff pay~purr Bedz Spreddz
Mebbe wii can korry-graff sumfin, lyk teh old volkswagen commershul?
On that note, I have to mention that I am REALLY pissed off by the graff on trees I have seen recently in my current city, Odessa, Ukraine.
I am quite the fan of graff and “illegal” advertising.
Nice bit of writing, but the whole thing is sunk by the first line of graff 5.