Difference between “Complete” and “Finished”?

20131207-221222.jpgThe difference between the words…
“complete” and “finished”…

No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain
the difference between the words 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 the meaning of the words “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,

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.


PS: This was emailed to me by my brother. I just re-produced here.

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6 Responses to Difference between “Complete” and “Finished”?

  1. agongkia says:

    No need English dictionary lah.Singlish speaking like me oso know.

    Look at your Title here and dun change it.
    Tell your brother that the difference between Complete and Finished is………..
    One is a present tense and one is a past tense.
    Wonder whether I am correct.I study till primary 4 nia nia.


    • Lol! Are you complete or finished? Will you be here commenting if you are finished? But without your support, it’s not complete. Only when you are here, then it’s complete! Agreed?


  2. blurrbl0ck says:

    完蛋 & 完成。 哈哈哈


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