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    Thanks to Susan and Dr Ed's sling shot thread I have learned a new Big word; recalcitrant.
    Must be all that book learnin they have between the JD and DVM or that I am just a dummie.
    Anybody else have any big words to decribe dog training or dogs??

    Origin of RECALCITRANT

    Late Latin recalcitrant-, recalcitrans, present participle of recalcitrare to be stubbornly disobedient, from Latin, to kick back, from re- + calcitrare to kick, from calc-, calx heel First Known Use: 1843
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    Which thread was this? Must of missed it. Should I do a search on sling shot or sh*t slinging?
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    Swimby thread, Carol

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    Actually, it was ted that used the word recalcitrant first. I must give credit where credit is due.
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    I am often reticent to use the word "recalcitrant" because I'm not sure what it means.

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    Thanks Marc. I had stopped reading that one when the vocab lesson was offered. It got interesting again!
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    most of us are just more familiar with recidivism....

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    Obstinate, my dog was obstinate today on a water blind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Farrar View Post
    I am often reticent to use the word "recalcitrant" because I'm not sure what it means.

    Not really sure that that one can be "reticent to", one would be "reluctant to", "and reticent about" as in "when questioned by his parents, Johnny was reticent about the source of the beer", for instance.
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    For the record, I NEVER call my dogs recalcitrant. I just call them a$#% wipes. I tried to call one recalcitrant this evening when he wouldn't come in out of the yard. It did nothing for him. But when i said, you a$#% wipe, get in here now, or I'm putting a marble on your behind, he came right away. Yep. I think that sling shot thingy and marble can really do the trick.
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