No dictionary has ever been able to define the difference between
"complete" and "finished." However, in a linguistic conference
held in London England, and attended by some of the best linguists
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 woman
catches you with the wrong woman, you are "completely finished."
His answer received a five minute standing ovation.