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A Better Class of Graffito

Escaping to the Gents at Pizza Express in Devizes last night from a children's birthday party I was shocked to see four words scrawled in biro above the sink:

Fiat justitia ruat caelum
(a Latin legal phrase, translating to "Do justice, let the sky fall," or "Let justice be done though the heavens fall." The maxim signifies the belief that justice must be realized regardless of consequences)

It was the only graffito in the whole place, freshly done, there must be an explanation, but it's a mystery to me.


Appropriate in a society where justice no longer prevails.

There was a similar observation about graffiti on Samizdata the other day: http://www.samizdata.net/blog/archives/2010/01/graffiti.html

I'm often tempted to put similar graffiti on bathroom cubicles, until I remind myself that they're someone else's property. Stupid liberal conscience...

Didn't someone once say blogging was the modern equivalent of writing on toilet walls?

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