Argy-Bargy

A wonderful British-ism meaning a noisy row.  I most recently heard the word when an announcer for the English Premier League used it to refer to kerfuffle on the pitch between a few players.  According to the O.A.D., the word is of Scottish origins, originating as a slang rhyming pair for the word “argue.”

Of course, it is a word I was familiar with for some time.  In 1980, the band Squeeze released their third album under this name.  Possibly, it was their best album, starting with the songs “Pulling Muscles (From the Shell)” and “Another Nail For My Heart.”

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