Charles Saatchi described his recent treatment of wife Nigella Lawson as just a 'playful tiff'. Which has left us a bit confused. So for anyone's who's not sure what counts as a 'playful tiff' any more, here's a Saatchi-style guide to 10 historical rows between people who who hated arguing...
World War Two (1939-1945)
A playful tiff between Adolf Hitler and the Allies. Fortunately it was all over when a bomb was playfully dropped on Japan.
The Battle Of Hastings (1066)
A playful tiff during which the Normans conquered England and someone playfully shot an arrow into King Harold's eye. Whoops!
The Battle Of Waterloo (1815)
A playful tiff between the Duke of Wellington's army and Napoleon Bonaparte's. Napoleon surrendered, playfully.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854)
A playful tiff between Russian and British armies during the Crimean War, as immortalised in the playful poem by Lord Tennyson.
The Vietnam War (1955-75)
A playful tiff that only lasted 20 years!
The Battle of Bosworth Field (1485)
The last playful tiff in that larger playful tiff, the Wars of the Roses.
The Falklands War (1982)
A playful tiff between Britain and Argentina, during which Thatcher playfully ordered the playful sinking of the Belgrano.
The Battle of Agincourt
During which Henry V playfully led his troops into a playful tiff with the French, and won. Playfully.
World War One (1939-45)
The playful tiff which started with the playful assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
The American Civil War (1861-65)
A playful tiff amongst Americans.