Posted by ESC on June 15, 2004
In Reply to: Row, not your boat. posted by Bruce Kahl on June 15, 2004
: "Ratings row over Moore Iraq film"
: ---from the Drudge Report
: Anybody got the wholenine on how "row" got to mean "conflict"?
row -- a noisy commotion or disturbance. 1746, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to, or a shortened form of, "rouse" a carousal or bout of drinking , also spelled "rowse" , a shortened form of carouse... From "The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology" by Robert K. Barnhart (HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1995).