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    I don't know if this competition actually occurred but this is a good one. Vicente


    Complete vs Finished

    No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between these two words...

    In a recently held linguistic competition held in London and attended by supposedly the best in the world, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese man, was the clear winner with a standing ovation which lasted over 5 minutes.

    The final question was:.. How do you explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand.

    Some people say there is NO difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED.

    Here is his astute answer……..

    When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE. When you marry the
    wrong woman, you are FINISHED, and when the right one catches you with
    the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!!

    He won a trip to travel the world in style and a case of 25 year old rum
    vicente

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    Hola Vicente, en español se puede decir sobre las palabras "Completo" y "Finalizado" algo parecido, ya que "Completo" implica (aunque no siempre) que algo salió Bien, o al menos tuvo el resultado que se esperaba, mientras que "Finalizado" simplemente indica que algo terminó, una palabra que se puede usar de forma un poco más negativa es "Acabado", cómo en el ejemplo de la mujer correcta e incorrecta "estás completamente acabado".

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    Haha, good one Vicente! I enjoyed reading and totally agree.

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    Is that a metaphor? That man is a genius, but I'd rather have given him a 25-year old tasty Scottish malt! lol Englishmen will never admit the good "acqua vitae" comes from a Celtic land...

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    The worst scotch beats the best gin ever made.
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