One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
sea, the sea
informal the drink
British informal the briny
North American informal salt chuck
literary the deep, the waves, the main, the foam, the profound
2‘she had oceans of energy’
a lot, a great amount, a large amount, a good deal, a great deal, plenty, quantities, an abundance, a profusion
informal lots, loads, heaps, bags, masses, stacks, oodles, tons, scads
British informal lashings, a shedload
North American informal gobs
NZ Australian informal a swag
vulgar slang a shitload
North American vulgar slang an assload
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