From: Ethan Furman on
Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> Perfectly valid answer -- there are no fish as there is no
> Atlantic sea <G>


Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Once in the distant past, there were no fish in what would become the
> Atlantic Ocean (not sea)

What's with the bias against the word 'sea'?

sea
´┐Żnoun
1. the salt waters that cover the greater part of the earth's surface.
2. a division of these waters, of considerable extent, more or less
definitely marked off by land boundaries: the North Sea.
3. one of the seven seas; ocean.

I'd say the Atlantic qualifies! ;-)

~Ethan~
From: Steven D'Aprano on
On Wed, 04 Nov 2009 06:36:46 -0800, Ethan Furman wrote:

> Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> > Perfectly valid answer -- there are no fish as there is no Atlantic
> > sea <G>
>
>
> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> > Once in the distant past, there were no fish in what would become the
> > Atlantic Ocean (not sea)
>
> What's with the bias against the word 'sea'?

The Atlantic Ocean is named the Atlantic Ocean, not the Atlantic Lake or
Atlantic Puddle or Atlantic Dewdrop or Atlantic Sea.

Otherwise, sea is a perfectly good word, for describing what the Atlantic
Ocean *is* rather than what it is *named*.



--
Steven