Done Vs Finished

I was taught that only meat is "done" and in all other instances the word "finished" is used. When I hear "are you done?" I always answer "yes, I am finished". Don't know why I bother though as it seems to be so prevalent.
cdnliz cdnliz
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2 Responses Dec 6, 2012

fin·ished
[fin-isht] Show IPA
adjective
1.
ended or completed.
2.
completed or perfected in all details, as a product: to pack and ship finished items.
3.
polished to the highest degree of excellence: a dazzling and finished piece of writing.
4.
highly skilled or accomplished: a finished violinist.
5.
condemned, doomed, or in the process of extinction: The aristocracy was finished after the revolution.


done
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adjective
4.
completed; finished; through: Our work is done.
5.
cooked sufficiently.
6.
worn out; exhausted; used up.
7.
in conformity with fashion, good taste, or propriety; acceptable: It isn't done.


So, actually both are wrong apparently. The correct answer would be, I think, "Yes, I finished." or "Yes, I have finished."

Reminds me of the other saying - "Cakes are done. People are finished."

This may be non-standard usage, but it has certainly become common usage.