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    frontier fun

    I heard this expression in series called "Friends" and I'm not really sure what it means. Is it common to use it?

    Here's the context:

    Phoebe: Why are you guys so upset? It's Old Yeller, it's a happy movie.
    Rachel: What?
    Ross: What're you talkin' about?
    Phoebe: C'mon, happy family gets a dog, frontier fun.
    Ross: Yeah but Pheebs, what about the end?
    Phoebe: What when Yeller saves the family from the wolf and everyone's happy?
    Rachel: That's not the end.

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    Re: frontier fun

    Quote Originally Posted by spongie View Post
    I heard this expression in series called "Friends" and I'm not really sure what it means. Is it common to use it?

    Here's the context:

    Phoebe: Why are you guys so upset? It's Old Yeller, it's a happy movie.
    Rachel: What?
    Ross: What're you talkin' about?
    Phoebe: C'mon, happy family gets a dog, frontier fun.
    Ross: Yeah but Pheebs, what about the end?
    Phoebe: What when Yeller saves the family from the wolf and everyone's happy?
    Rachel: That's not the end.
    No, it's the first time I've seen it.

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    Re: frontier fun

    She's suggesting that the movie depicts all the best parts of being a family living on the American frontier, all the fun they had living that way.

    No, it's not a common expression.

    And it's the only Disney movie I know with a very sad ending.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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