Argument, debate or row - a talking point
We live in 'happening times where there is a lot to discuss. How do Abc-bods feel about point of view and do we feel it reflects back to where we are from?
Where I am from - North London Jews, an argument simply meant a bunch of people chucking a load of views about. When I was young it was acceptable to say to someone I knew, who was my own age 'that is a load of rubbish' and then to say your own view. Both people would say what they meant and would still be friends. Some of this outlook has stayed with me although I have learned diplomacy.
I think that people who are more 'English' than myself, including middle-class people often try to avoid argument and debate because they see an argument as being close to a fight. Also perhaps some people see an argument as something that they have to 'win'.
This is not aimed at anyone it's an open talking point.