The FAA uses the term "raises" when describing how loss of lift can occur when abruptly raising the flaps. With all this talk about being relatable to students and taking care to conjure the proper mental image, I think a better term would be "retracting" the flaps. Is it just me being too perfectionist oriented? That is, does it really matter? If not, what about when engaging in deeper discussions? EX: downwash off the tail surfaces. Right now I'm not directly concerned with the student, my concern is demonstrating an understanding which contains as little errors as possible. So far, I've gotten good evaluations of my presentations, but I know I can do better.