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My favourite was a public loo in Oxford where someone had written a huge poem all down the cubicle door. Best bit? Someone else had added detailed literary criticism. Only in Oxford. Have you seen better? Worse? Do tell.

(, Thu 3 May 2007, 17:16)
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Graffiti goes fluffy
I just saw a big heart with 'love somebody today' written next to it.

Awwwww....
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 16:02, Reply)
Wer'e Jammin....
In Kent near the M26 Turning for West Malling there is a sign for a town/Industrial estate called Marley. In the white lorry on this sign someone has sprayed an amazing stencil of Bob Marley!

I will get a pic if I go out that way this week....
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 16:01, Reply)
Oh yes...
...and in Newcastle-under-Lyme (near sunny Stoke) someone wrote "PHIL BABB"* in foot high letters about ten years ago. It's still there, bemusing passers-by.

*hilariously crappy late 90's Liverpool defender, in case you don't like sport
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:59, Reply)
My own mother (now aged 56)
Admitted that in her youth she regularly changed the name on the signs of her village from Astley to GhAstley.
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:59, Reply)
In Wolverhampton
there is a middle-class suburb called Compton. Stencilled above the "Welcome to ..." sign is 'Straight Outta'.
This has been there since the mid 90s and reappeared (in the same stencil design) after the sign was replaced in the early 00s.

Respec !

(Or whatever the youngsters say.)
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:52, Reply)
Bucarest
Bucuresti August 2006 (1)
Looks like the Republicans have lost a few supporters in Romania…..
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:52, Reply)
From Corporate Greed to Right-On Lefty Sloganeering in One Letter...
Just off Oxford Road in Manchester, they've had the novel* idea of turning an old mill into swanky apartments. Being near the student halls, the assorted trustafarian Ollies, Gileses and Jessicas have been spraying tiresome slogans like "YUPPIE PRISONS BUILT ON THE GRAVES OF THE WORKING MAN" etc onto the billboards, before they smugly wandered off to smoke more "doobies" and engage in tiresome cod-philosophy.

However, one morning as I walked past the building's 'Marketing Suite', someone had removed the "U" from the glitzy aluminium sign, and spray painted an "H" in it's place.

It actually made me laugh out loud, and it stayed that way for a week.

FIGHT THE POWER, SISTER!

*not novel at all

--EDIT-- Oh great, someone beat me to it (see below) and only by a couple of minutes too. Arses. And they've got photos. Bah!
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:49, Reply)
Villages near Milton Keynes
There are 2 villages called "Little Horwood" and "Great Horwood".


As a student prank we adorned one road sign to read:

A Little Horwood'nt
But a

Great Horwood


Our "Art" lasted just a few days :(
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:48, Reply)
In da hood
John Betjeman (the former poet laureate) once described the neighbourhood of Nether Edge in Sheffield as "perhaps the finest victorian suburb in the country"; its spacious stone houses are set amongst the leafiest streets you can find any where. There's bloody trees every where...
Until a few years ago (when it finally faded) the Crescent Road sign sported the rather "street" graf that said...
"Nether Edge 4 Life!" like it where Compton, or summat.
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:45, Reply)
apols if done before, I'm not reading through 30 pages...


EDIT: pop. I think.
(nobody wants to hear that...)
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:37, Reply)
Road Sign
On the road out from Guildford towards Godalming there's a small area/village called Artington.

Of course, someone added an "F".

Simple and Genius.
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:36, Reply)
The Mighty Tram
Not strictly graffiti but when they first set up the platform signs on the Croydon Tramlink they used sticky letters instead of painting them on. Thus Adiscombe became 'Disco' which was unfortunate cause there wasn't one there. I was hoping they'd do similar things with the other stations but they never did. Bah!
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:33, Reply)
Passenger side of a car
In the dirt of a car that I used to see drive through town someone had scrawled "CLEAN ME YOU LAZY FAT BITCH!".

Funny thing was I'm sure the woman driving had no idea it was there for weeks as I only ever saw her in the car.
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:32, Reply)
Belper High School, Back in the day.....
On an exam desk:

Here I sat,
Exam I took,
Did I pass?
Did I fuck!
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:29, Reply)
Most racist use of "lol" ever...
It started off in a toilet (where else?) in my uni, which I frequently use the morning after a night out. One day I noticed that on the metal toilet roll dispenser that somebody had scrawled what had appeared to be a Nazi swastika and a slogan along the lines of "Combat 18 forever". I didn't really give much thought to it and went about my business.

A few days later I returned to the same cubicle to find the same piece of graffiti on the dispenser, except this time someone else had added to it "That's actually the Jewish symbol for peace", referring to the swastika. I have no idea if that is true or not, and I am not too obsessed with the swastika to notice whether or not it has been drawn properly in a public toilet, but it did amuse me that someone from Combat 18 who felt so passionately to draw it there could have gotten it so wrong.

I returned again the next day to find out that somebody else agreed with me, as they had put simply "lol", quite appropriate as the amount of different people contributing to this public conversation was very much like a chatroom.

About a week later I saw that the original instigator of the conversation had returned to edit the "lol" to instead say "lolocaust". Highly inappropriate, but it amused me
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:28, Reply)
Romanes eunt domus
on a wall in Zurich
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:27, Reply)
What's in a name?
The street around the corner from where I grew up was called "King Edward Road". One day for reasons most likely related to the pub the road name sign dissappeared leaving the wooden part on which the name was attached.

SO, some kind hearted local made their own street name sign as a temporary fix:

"SPUD STREET" complete with a doodle of a potato. Always had me grinning as it took the council a year to replace the sign.
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:24, Reply)
sacrilege! :)
big billboard with one of those happy-clappy new-age churches with the statement "Jesus Does" in huge letter across it (as "in you thought no-one cares but...")

Some bright sparks had gotten a can of bright red paint and had appended "Dallas" to it.

...
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:09, Reply)
Not bloody likely
In Leamington, there was some saying 'Avoid cider'. As if.
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:04, Reply)
Seen on a building site hoarding in Sydney

The official message:
"BILL POSTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED"

The Graffiti along side:

"Bill Posters is Innocent!"
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 15:03, Reply)
walking to the station last night....
walked past a glazing contractors van...

changed to lazi cunt!
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 14:53, Reply)
Scouse Messaging Service
In a slightly less nice area of Liverpool, there used to be a witty little message painted on a wall, in 4 foot high letters:
"MICHEAL BROWN* HOUSE ROBBER AND SKAG ED"

*Not the actual name, can't remember what name it said.
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 14:24, Reply)
South Downs College, Hampshire
circa 1993...after a few drug busts on our common room (hmm no idea why, but then I can't remember much of college..go figure)

The college installed black signs with vinyl letters about 4x3ft:

DRUGS ARE ILLEGAL
ANYONE FOUND IN POSSESSION WILL BE PROSECUTED

3 days later:

DRUGS ARE LEGAL
ANYONE FOUND IN SESSION WILL BE CUTE

3 days later still:
Still traumatised from my strongest ever bad trip. Ho hum
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 14:21, Reply)
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(, Wed 9 May 2007, 14:16, Reply)
In my local church...
...on one of the Pews, someone has carved the words " GOD WOZ ERE "..
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 14:15, Reply)
Lovejoy in Bristol
Dunno if this has been posted already and I can't be arsed to search, but Lovejoy Will Tear Us Apart in Bristol takes some beating.


(, Wed 9 May 2007, 14:09, Reply)
All Night Long
one morning walk to Caledonian Road tube station was made immeasurably funnier by the unknown person(s) who had tagged every lamppost, bin, wall, abandoned car, etc with a nicely printed sticker proclaiming that 'This belongs to Lionel Ritchie'
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 14:05, Reply)
trainstation wall in polegate...


"MARK BRADLEY IS A FAT GOAT WITH AIDS"
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 14:01, Reply)
Variation on the tennis theme
On the left cubicle wall in the ladies loos back when I was a student was written, 'Here kitty?', and then the same on the right wall. Went on for quite some way down and then onto the floor. The dedicated reader ended up lifting the seat and finding, written on the porcelain phone itself, 'That's right, here kitty. Eurgh, hope you didn't wipe it on the wall...'

(made all the more funny by the president of the students god botherers being called Kitty. Teehee)
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 13:55, Reply)
Sited on a bin in Liverpool town centre
On the particular bin, the word "LITTER" became part of the sentence

"All that gLITTERs is not gold".

Was quite witty at the time...
(, Wed 9 May 2007, 13:52, Reply)

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