Friday, August 21, 2015



What is the meaning of the word Latrinalia?

Latrinalia is a type of deliberately inscribed marking made on latrines: that is, bathrooms or lavatory (restroom) walls. It can take the form of art, drawings, or words, including poetry and personal reflections. Other types of latrinalia include political commentary as well as derogatory comments and pictures. When done without the property owner's consent, it constitutes vandalism. Some venues have attempted to curb such vandalism by installing in the restrooms large blackboards and providing free chalk; it is hoped that patrons will avail themselves of the blackboard and chalk rather than applying their latrinalia directly to the walls or toilet stalls.



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