Aviation is an environment which pilots and controllers use various phrases "off stage" to describe things in different terms from the standard ones. How do they say (far from the mics), HARD LANDING?
Pilots often refer to hard landings using terminology usually associated with carrier landings, such as "welcome aboard" or "caught the 3-wire" or something similar.
One of the most memorable remarks made on a firm landing was something that a flight attendant said after I absolutely pounded one in on my first or second day in the left seat of the 737. It was the last flight of the night, and things weren't working out right, and at about 20 or 30 feet, the check pilot (instructor) in the right seat just said "oh, boy" which you know isn't a good sign. And he was right, I absolutely slammed the landing on, really one of my worst ever. The only saving grace was, I was still monitoring the PA audio (which I normally wouldn't at that point, but my left-seat habit patterns were still evolving) and one of the flight attendants immediately got on the PA and said, "And that, ladies & gentlemen, is why we tell you to turn your electronics OFF before landing!"
Apparently they'd had somebody who simply wouldn't turn off his phone, wouldn't get off his laptop, and so on, and the FA figured it'd be worthwhile to reinforce a point (even if the one had nothing at all to do with the other in fact). I've never kissed a flight attendant, but that night I just about could have.
I’ve always called any airplane a student bounced five or six feet off the ground because it was stalled in from that height ‘pranged.’ Of course then the aircraft would probably ‘wheelbarrow’ for about 500 feet, with help from the student.
No idea where the saying ‘pranged’ came from. I was taught the term so I just passed it on.
Probably came from Yeager.