The Great Debate: Complete or Finished?

Photo Credit: Tim Regan via CC Flickr
Photo Credit: Tim Regan via CC Flickr

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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Hope this little story brought a smile to your face. We all need a little joy in our lives to brighten our days!  🙂

About Coach Muller

I am a 55 year old, father of two boys and have been happily married for 25 years. I have been a Physical Education teacher and coach for 33 years and have loved EVERY minute of it. I enjoy making people laugh and feel good about themselves. It's fun collecting inspiring and heartwarming stories.from people. So, if you have a good story...let me know! I hope you enjoy my page!! :) Remember: Everyone is fighting a battle that you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

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