Sniglet of the Day : September 25

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Sniglet Of The DayGiraffiti: n. Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

Giraffiti is a big mystery to most of us when we see it. It tends to be in places that no ordinary human can get to, and is also very bright and gets its message across very clearly. The only thing about giraffiti is how can anyone paint graffiti in a place that is clearly not humanly possible to get to, so we wonder how did it get there? Giraffiti can written about anything, but it tends to be done in neon colours, and there might simply be a girl’s name, or the name of a gang, or someone getting a message about what he or she loves or hates. Using giraffiti does get the message across, because once people see it, they are going to spend a little extra time wonder how it got there.

If you are the artist, and you get a chance to see those checking out your work, you might see them also looking for ladders or fire escapes. Sometimes the giraffiti is so high up that one might think only the birds can read it, as in the Joe Diffie song John Deere Green. I’m sure someone found the service ladder to the top of the watertower, but having the guts to stay up there and paint your heart to the world is truly what makes a great giraffiti artist.