Graffiti by Definition - or Necessary Information?

On a typical day, I imagine I walk around Downtown Los Angeles as much as anyone. I consider myself an Observationalist. To the amazement of friends, I’ll often point out an odd assortment of things most people don’t see, or seem to miss.

But I am sure you’ve noticed your share of oddities and I more or less wanted to point out a peculiarity of the city, (a form of graffiti I found) then to suggest I see better than anyone else.

Graffiti (singular: graffito; the plural is used as a mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property.