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Coprographia is involuntarily making vulgar writings or drawings.[1] Coprographia comes from the Greek κόπρος (kópros), meaning "feces", and γραφή (graphḗ), meaning "writing".

Related terms are coprolalia, the involuntary usage of scatalogical words,[2] and copropraxia, the involuntary performance of obscene gestures.[3]


  1. ^ "Linguistics 210 Semantics" (PDF). Semantic features and Tourette’s Syndrome. Retrieved November 21, 2006. While this source defines coprographia, it makes misrepresentations about copro phenomena in relation to Tourette's: they are not common, and not required for diagnosis.
  2. ^ Coprolalia., Accessed 21 November 2006.
  3. ^ Schapiro NA. "Dude, you don't have Tourette's": Tourette's syndrome, beyond the tics. Pediatr Nurs. 2002 May-Jun;28(3):243-6, 249-53. PMID 12087644