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Complete vs Finished


No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the
difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED. However, in a recent
linguistic conference held in London, England, and attended by some of
the best linguists in the world:

Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese, was the clear winner.

His final challenge was this: Some say there is no difference between
COMPLETE and FINISHED. Please explain the difference between COMPLETE
and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand.

Here is his astute answer: “When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE.

But, when you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED.

And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are
COMPLETELY FINISHED!”

His answer was received with a standing ovation lasting over 5 minutes
and it entitled him to receive an invitation to dine with Queen, who
decided to call him after the contest. He won a trip to travel around
the world in style and a case of 25 year old Eldorado rum for his
answer.

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