One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I had an altercation with the ticket collector’
argument, quarrel, squabble, fight, shouting match, contretemps, disagreement, difference of opinion, dissension, falling-out, dispute, disputation, contention, clash, acrimonious exchange, war of words, wrangle
Irish Australian North American donnybrook
informal tiff, set-to, run-in, spat, scrap, dust-up
British informal row, barney, slanging match, ding-dong, bust-up, bit of argy-bargy, ruck
British informal afters
Scottish informal rammy
North American informal rhubarb
archaic broil, miff
Scottish archaic threap, collieshangie
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