Why do they say...

You know when a plane lands it says 40 30, ect when it touches down it says (now don’t report me for this Its on most commercial flights) it says Reatrd Reatrd sorry if that’s the wrong way of typing it but yolo like is it because of a bad landing or something 😂😂😂

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The ‘retard’ callout is an Airbus thing. It reminds the PF to idle the thrust prior to touching down. :)

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The original definition of retard was something along the lines of, “slow” or “slow down”.

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Why don’t they just say slow down then 😂😂

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Maybe because airbus is a french company? I really don’t know.

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It’s funny to make a joke about it at first, but it obviously isn’t the immature take on it like you seem to believe. Please use common sense.

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I am a freshman in highschool and i am currently taking French. My teacher actually said that the word ‘retard’ means slow,just like what @HairlineAirlines said. That’s why we call people who are mentally challenged “retarded” because they are slow. It also means late.

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I quite simply don’t get the point of this post? Can you sum it up for me?(:

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Basically, he wanted to know what “Retard” means. Well, he did get his answer. :)

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For me the word retard means like to prevent something or like you said: slow down. Also it means delay or hold back. Maybe in this case, it could mean decelerate.

Yes but it says reatrd when you do something wrong 😂😂

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Retard as in retard the throttles (i.e. pull them back to idle). There is no equivalent retard call-out on Boeings.

What? Retard means slow? You should maybe check your ’ French ’ classes…

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When you say this to non-enthusiasts…

Stop calling me a retard lol

Anyways Airbus likes to be different so let it be haha

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In french retard means late (after the scheduled time). Another signification is taking time (retarder). The french word for slow down is ralentir. Slow = lent. Mentally retarded is retardé mental.
For the precision Airbus is more an European industry than exclusively french.

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101027111859AAu6PWp

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Also please don’t use the word “Mentally Challenged” these are people not lab experiments

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And why " Lare "?
Could you explain the comment?

Anyway, Michael is more or less right.

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