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    ocean deep vs. deep ocean

    Is there any difference between those two phrases? One of the episodes of the BBC's TV series Planet Earth is titled "Ocean Deep". I wonder, why didn't they just simply call it "Deep Ocean"?
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    Re: ocean deep vs. deep ocean

    MW has an entry for "ocean deep".

    a part of an ocean basin in which the depth greatly exceeds the average for the basin as a whole

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    Re: ocean deep vs. deep ocean

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    Hello, CarloSsS:

    May I add my two cents to Birdeen's Call excellent answer?


    Tom: I love you.

    Mona: How much do you love me?

    Tom: My love for you is ocean deep. It is very deep. (Here we are describing how "deep.")

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    The Pacific is an ocean. It is a deep ocean. (Here we are describing the "ocean.")


    P.S. Have you heard Cliff Richard's song "Ocean Deep"? Google for its lyrics.

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    Re: ocean deep vs. deep ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post

    P.S. Have you heard Cliff Richard's song "Ocean Deep"? Google for its lyrics.
    Hi, the Parser.

    I've heard the song "River Deep -- Mountain High" by Ike & Tina Turner. Here:


    I suppose, that in this song, they also refer to something that is as deep as a river (that is "river deep") and to something that is as hight as a mountain (that is "mountain high"). Am I correct?
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    Re: ocean deep vs. deep ocean

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    I thought of your post when we went shopping today at the supermarket.

    We bought some yogurt.

    The yogurt's brand name is Mountain High.

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    P.S. Many countries in the world are now crying: "Help us! We are mountain high in debt!"

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    Re: ocean deep vs. deep ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    I thought of your post when we went shopping today at the supermarket.

    We bought some yogurt.

    The yogurt's brand name is Mountain High.

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    P.S. Many countries in the world are now crying: "Help us! We are mountain high in debt!"
    Thanks for sharing. In my view, "Mountain High" is not what I'd call a fitting name for a yogurt brand. Or maybe it is, but I fail to see the connection between a yogurt product and something very high, mountain hight that is.
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    Re: ocean deep vs. deep ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    I fail to see the connection between a yogurt product and something very high
    Me, too!

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