Talk Like a Native

Episode 8 - Throw caution to the Wind

June 26, 2016

Talk Like a Native

Episode 8: “Throw caution to the wind”

Kevin: I’ve been thinking about something for a while now.

Christine: What have you been thinking about?

Kevin: Starting my own business.

Christine: Oh really? What type of business?

Kevin: I wanted to start a service to help people practice their language skills without having to memorize words or grammar rules.

Christine: Yeah, I know what you mean. A lot of people I know have their noses stuck in textbooks trying to learn languages the hard way.

Kevin: You know, what if we started a company that would help people discover the importance of actual conversation?

Christine: That sounds interesting. Oh! We could call ourselves conversationalists. We’d be professional conversation partners.

Kevin: That might work! We could create a whole community of conversationalists who can help people practice their conversation skills.

Christine: Yeah! Like a language service provider.

Kevin: I’m excited about this. Let’s throw caution to the wind and give it a shot!

Christine: Wait, what? Throw what to the wind?

Kevin: Throw caution to the wind. It means to take a chance. Imagine if all of your doubts and fears were like a piece of paper. What happens when you throw it in the wind.

Christine: Oh, it gets blown away. I get it! Let’s do it! Let’s throw caution to the wind and start our own language service.

Kevin: Before that, we should give our listeners a few more examples of today’s phrase.

- If you really like her then you should throw caution to the wind and just go talk to her.
- I decided to throw caution to the wind and quit my job to go backpacking through Europe by myself.
- You haven’t really lived until you have thrown caution to the wind for something you believed in.

Kevin: Maybe some of our listeners will even want to try out our service.

Christine: Yeah! In the meantime, we hope that they can still enjoy this podcast!

Kevin: Thanks for listening!