COMPLETE vs. FINISHED
No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the
difference between these two words: "Complete" and "Finished."
In a recently held linguistic competition in London attended by
supposedly the best in the world, Ole Olson, a Swede, was the
clear winner with a standing ovation that lasted more than five
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