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    Complete vs Finished

    No dictionary has ever been able to define the difference between
    "complete" and "finished". However, in a linguistic conference held

    in London and attended by some of the best linguistics in the

    world, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese was the clever winner.

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

    When you marry the right woman, you are "complete". If 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 received a five minute standing ovation.

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