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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on 8 June 2009 by eT

Altercation: noun, a noisy argument or disagreement.

Last night I had a little altercation

They wobbled menacingly

Beneath the yellow streetlight it became a situation

(Jarvis Cocker, ‘Fat Children’)

From his first solo album in 2006, ‘Jarvis‘, this autobiographical tale of a late-night mugging enables Cocker to broaden the pop vocabulary by using a word slightly more interesting than ‘stoush’.  Which is fortunate, because it’s not easy to think of a rhyme for ‘stoush’.