Graffiti \Graf*fi"ti\, s.m.
desenhos ou palavras feitos
em locais públicos. 
Aqui eles têm a intenção de 
provocar papos sobre TI e afins.

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Pq é um graffiare? Pq é um artigo escrito por A.J.Jacobs da revista Esquire.
E publicado na própria Wikipédia.

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