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gramma-graphein, 2007

James Elkins uses the open-ended term graphein, which means "to write, draw, or scratch.. when the divisions we are used to did not exist... picturing and writing are both kinds of 'scratching' -- that is, marking on and in surfaces."

The Greek term gramma is, Elkins puts, a "word that means picture, written letter, and piece of writing... snap us out of our word-image trance..."