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Old 02-28-2015, 10:01 AM
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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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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.."
Excellent explanation.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:38 PM
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Wait a Minute, wait a minute.... If I go fishing & catch a fish, & throw the line back out too catch another fish, Am I "Complete" or "Finished"????

Answer>> (IMO) A fisherman is "Complete" But "Never Finished"~~~~~
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