The term gulf comes from vulgar latin colphus, which, in turn, derives from a Greek word. It is a part of the ocean that enters the terrestrial surface located in the middle of two ends. The concept also allows reference to a wide maritime extension which is very distant from the earth and in which there are no island territories.
In other words, the gulf is a large portion of the ocean which is enclosed by points of land (the capes ). The notion of gulf is linked to that of bay (an entrance of the sea that is surrounded by land with the exception that there is an opening). While large bays are considered as gulfs, narrower bays, on the other hand, are called fjords .
On the other hand, gulfs that depend on other gulfs or bays can be known as coves , coves or coves , among other denominations.
The gulfs present the perfect natural characteristics for the installation of dykes or of port infrastructure , as they provide protection against waves.
He Persian Gulf It is one of the best known in the world. Its extension includes the coasts of Iraq , Iran , Kuwait , United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia , among others countries . This region gave its name to the Gulf War , raised after the invasion of Iraq to Kuwait in 1990 .
In the same way, we cannot overlook the famous Gulf of Mexico between the United States, Mexico and Cuba. Among the best known facts for which that has been the focus of all eyes is the oil spill that occurred in 2010 by the BP oil platform called Deepwater Horizon.
Specifically, it is considered that said discharge, the result of the explosion of the aforementioned platform, has so far gone down in history because it is the largest accidental type that has taken place, based on the amount of fuel that ravaged the waters. Thus, it was said that more than five million barrels of oil were spilled.
In another sense, especially in Spain , gulf is an adjective that allows to qualify the person lazy and impure, lacking moral. Golfa , on the other hand, is a derogatory way of referring to a prostitute .
Scoundrel, womanizer and lazy are other qualifiers that are associated with the definition that a man is a gulf. Thus, for example, we could say: "Pedro is a gulf that not only deceives women to have relations with her but also lives on them because she does not like to work."
In this sense, we can expose that in the cinematographic field there is a film that perfectly reflects what we are referring to. It is called "Golfus de Roma" and was directed in 1966 by Richard Lester.