No dictionary has ever been able to satisfactorily define the difference
between "complete" and "finished." However, during a recent linguistic
conference, held in London, and attended by some of the best linguists
in the world, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese linguist, was the presenter
when he was asked to make that very distinction.
The question put to him by a colleague in the audience was this: Some say
there is no difference between complete and finished. Please explain the difference
in a way that is easy to understand.
Mr. Balgobin's response: When you marry the right woman, you are complete.
If you marry the wrong woman, you are finished. And, if the right one catches
you with the wrong one, you are "Completely finished".
His answer received a five minute standing ovation.
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