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Somehow, it took me a couple of seconds to remember that "patent nonsense" was not "nonsense about [[wikipedia:patent|patent]]s." 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? [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 12:10, 9 October 2011 (MST)
 
Somehow, it took me a couple of seconds to remember that "patent nonsense" was not "nonsense about [[wikipedia:patent|patent]]s." 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? [[User:Eighty5cacao|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". --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 13:33, 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". --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 13:33, 9 October 2011 (MST)
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::Whoops, sorry for not remembering more carefully what I read. I almost structured this section as a "just for fun" anecdote, but my mind stupidly insisted on turning it into a request for enhancement. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 13:41, 9 October 2011 (MST)

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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 more carefully what I read. 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)