cath v.

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Wed Oct 31 01:12:39 UTC 2012

Probably, but it's hard to argue with generations of nurses.
Dave Hause
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles C Doyle" <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
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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