Are you 'Complete' or 'Finished' Start the week with a smile!

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Here's an English lesson for the day!

"Complete" or "Finished"?

No dictionary has ever been able to define the difference between "complete" and "finished." However, during a recent linguistic conference, held in London, England, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese linguist, was asked to make that very distinction.

The question by a colleague in the erudite 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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Reply By: Sal and John - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 07:20

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 07:20
Just as well I have a youthful bladder ... could have been a tad embarrassing. Haven't laughed so hard for a long time ...
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