We get it: Owen Wilson has a distinctive manner of speech.
Instead of the “Things Owen Wilson Says” viral hit coming across as a video diss track against the famed actor, we present it to you here as a primer on casual English used by native speakers daily.
Be sure to use a tool like ListenToYouTube to extract the audio and listen to it over and over again to brush up on your speaking skills.
Among the handy, fluency-demonstrating phrases celebrity instructor Owen Wilson will help you learn:
“Whoa!” (sometimes with a stutter)
“Honestly,” “To be honest,” repeated references to one’s honesty
“Come on,” to demonstrate sentiments of both “please” and “forget about it”
Admittedly, Mr. Wilson also makes repeated references to situations being “crazier than a road lizard,” which no one understands, but it’s flavorful language.
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