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Patent nonsense wording

Somehow, it took me a couple of seconds to remember that "patent nonsense" was not "nonsense about patents." Although I am a native English speaker, I can see how nonnative readers would even more likely be confused. Do you have ideas for an alternative wording? Eighty5cacao 12:10, 9 October 2011 (MST)

Most top results for the phrase "patent nonsense" on Google appear to use a pun on the multiple meanings of "patent", as part of the title of an article about inventions: either useless inventions or corruption in the scheme of exclusive rights in these inventions. That's why I wrote "incoherent babble". --Tepples 13:33, 9 October 2011 (MST)
Whoops, sorry for not remembering that an alternative wording was already there. I almost structured this section as a "just for fun" anecdote, but my mind stupidly insisted on turning it into a request for enhancement. Eighty5cacao 13:41, 9 October 2011 (MST)
Representative of the articles one gets by searching for "patent nonsense", but which appears not to use the word "nonsense" itself, is a Cracked article covering seven patents on ridiculous inventions and three patents on inventions already in or obvious from the prior art. --Tepples 06:31, 11 January 2012 (MST)