Around here, there’s a phrase that denotes an argument. When two (or more) people are in a heated discussion, they can be described as “havin’ words”.
Let me give you a for instance.
Husband (upon coming home from work): I’m lucky I got up this mornin’.
Wife (at the sink rinsing dishes): What seemed to be the problem?
Husband: Well, somebody (looks pointedly at wife) forgot to turn on my alarm clock. Lucky I got up when I did, or I’d have been late.
Husband: Well? Aren’t you going to say something? Maybe and “I’m sorry, honey”?
Wife: What do I have to be sorry about?
Husband: You almost made me late for work!
Wife: I almost made you late? I saw that the clock wasn’t on, but I figured you’re grown. If you don’t turn on your alarm and are late for work, that’s your own, stinkin’ fault.
Son (comes in and says to daughter-in-law, who has watched the scene unfold): What’s goin’ on?
Daughter-In-Law: Your mom and dad are havin’ words.
See how this works? Now, that’s just a for instance and may or may not be based on actual events.
Anyway, at our house, we have words.
We have words like this:
(No, I am not an apple fanatic. I’ll be canning apple butter and apple pie filling later this week.)
And then we have these:
We also have some scripture, which is important.
A reminder to keep the main thing the main thing: