cath v.

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Tue Oct 30 12:08:52 UTC 2012

On TV last night I beheld an ad for catheters.  Written on the screen:  "End painful cathing."

The form "cathing" garners some 343,000 raw Google hits.  Of course, "cath" itself, as a verb, is practically unsearchable.

Wouldn't a more plausible back-formation be "cathet"?


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