She has a problem with retardation

Agito a42

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Source: A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), an American movie.

Albert is a sheep farmer.
Albert's girlfriend: The one thing a sheep farmer has to do is keep all of his sheep in one place, all right. I went to your farm the other day, and I saw one in the backyard, three way up on the ridge, two in the pond, and one on the roof.
Albert: Okay, that's Bridget, all right? She has a problem with retardation, but she's full of love.


Could you tell me what "a problem with retardation" means? Is he saying that Bridget is a retard?
 
  • PaulQ

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    English - England
    Yes, but bear in mind that
    (i) "Retard" (as in "Bridget is a retard") is considered offensive.
    (ii) The English is not really idiomatic: the "She has a problem with retardation, but she's full of love." tells the native-speaker listener that Albert is attempting to be "politically correct" in his language but he does not know the correct phrase.
     
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