From time to time, people send me e-mails asking questions about their local graffiti problems. (The ones from .gov addresses are particularly flattering.) Some of them even include photos, which is helpful… unless the photos are 10MB in size. Ahem. Anyway, 95% of the time, what any given bit of graffiti means is quite clear (to me), and about 4% of the time they give up their secrets to a quick Google search or two.
This week, a local reader from somewhere in the Twin Cities sent me that rarity, that special, memorable sort of thing that makes me shrug and go “no clue” after a few moments’ effort:
All I know is that it’s on a public-transit bus, and that how it’s shown here is right-side-up.
Anyone out there reading this know… Somali? Or whatever this is? Enquiring minds want to know, et cetera…