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This made me smile. Being someone who abhors 'Quite unique' or 'Very unique'. :rolleyes:

Is it "Complete", "Finished" or "Completely Finished”? No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between these two words - "Complete" and "Finished”.

In a recent linguistic competition held in London and attended by, supposedly, the best in the world, Samdar Balgobin, a Guyanese man, was the clear winner with a standing ovation which lasted over five 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 around the world and a case of 25 year old Scotch.

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9 minutes ago, Ron Attwood said:

Some people say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED.”

Those people must then be finished fools.

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That was a nice answer.

What i am surprised to see a lot here is the difference between hangar and hanger. I dont't get it, but that is probably because English is not my first language.

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3 minutes ago, Pastaiolo said:

That was a nice answer.

What i am surprised to see a lot here is the difference between hangar and hanger. I dont't get it, but that is probably because English is not my first language.

A lot of people tend to use the word "hanger" instead of "hangar", which is the correct one if we're talking about aviation. If we're talking about clothing, maybe "hanger" is the appropriate one.

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Pastaiolo

That's relatively easy. A hangar is a large shed, usually to keep aircraft in.

A hanger, such coat hanger, is something to hang things on.

I have great sympathy for those who need English but for whom it is not their first language.

How you navigate through (pronounced threw) cough, (pronounced koff) thought, (pronounced thort) bough (pronounced bauw) is a wonder to me, especially when I read there when it should be their, were when is should be where, written by those whose first language is English.

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I know the difference guys, i am surprised by how many use hanger instead of hangar while being native speakers of English! That's what i meant!
I got curious of what's the reason for it. 🙂

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Chock 1.1: "The only thing that whines louder than a jet engine is a flight simmer."

 

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14 minutes ago, Pastaiolo said:

That was a nice answer.

What i am surprised to see a lot here is the difference between hangar and hanger. I dont't get it, but that is probably because English is not my first language.

We could carry this on with 'Bare with me', an old favourite. :smile:

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5 minutes ago, Pastaiolo said:

I know the difference guys, i am surprised by how many use hanger instead of hanger while being native speakers of English! That's what i meant!
I got curious of what's the reason for it. 🙂

Oops! :biggrin:

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9 minutes ago, Ron Attwood said:

We could carry this on with 'Bare with me', an old favourite. :smile:

Ron, I think I could pass on being "Bare with you"! :blush:  Would you like me to correct your heading, Now's my English, or is that intentional?


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1 hour ago, edpatino said:

A lot of people tend to use the word "hanger" instead of "hangar"

Not to mention 'aircrafts' I happen to see quite often in aviation-related forums (or fora) like this.

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This is too much to read by two. 

If I'm bare then just bear with me. 

English is certainly a weird language. 

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Thank you.

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Another one, sometimes from people who claim to be pilots, is applying the breaks, when they mean brakes.

And we have had references, in a flying context, to 'braking' into a hard turn. For those unfamiliar, a 'break', involves rapid aileron application, while pulling hard, into a high rate turn, usually to avoid a problem.


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Ron, let's hope it's "unbareable". Get that picture out of my head...

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15 minutes ago, Penzoil3 said:

Ron, let's hope it's "unbareable". Get that picture out of my head...

 Sue

Bare in mind, Sue?  :laugh:


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