Une très originale demande en mariage … prenant la forme d’une demande de brevet !
Via Boing Boing (Marriage proposal as patent application – Boing Boing) :
The purpose of this invention is to provide an improved method of proposing marriage to an individual. The method of proposing to an individual generally comprising the steps of meeting the individual; exchanging names with the individual; dating the individual (not necessary); drafting a government document having a proposal to marry the individual incorporated therein; and showing the government document to the individual. The government document may be a patent application. The patent application may claim the method by which the proposor will make a marriage proposal to the individual. The proposor could then use the method claimed in the patent application to propose to the individual. The patent application could be the actual marriage proposal.
Un peu dans le même genre, une très jolie demande en mariage dans l’introduction d’un livre sur la justification économique de l’organisation des pirates de haute mer : The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates.
I can’t thank her enough and, as with everything, I don’t know where I’d be without her. In this book’s dedication I ask her to marry me. If I’ve succeeded in hiding my plans from her since writing this, she should be very surprised. I hope she says “yes.” If she doesn’t, I might have to turn to sea banditry, which would be tough since I don’t know how to sail (though I’ve tried to learn).