Can I speak of fighting for a discussion where nobody is swearing, saying insults, or using violence?
Imagine two people (A and B) are talking, and A asks B what she meant when she said something. As result, B reminds A what he said in a different, unrelated situation, and A says he said that because something else B said before.
I would rather say it is a discussion, or a debate. I noticed that an American friend of mine would tend to use fighting for such cases.
Is fighting the right word? Can the word be used when two people are exchanging instant messages with each other?