Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Answers to Past Articles — Part 12: Signs, a Soda Machine, and a Box

In past articles in which your participation was not only requested but also helpful and humorous, I did not give the answers to questions which I have posed to you; so this article is the twelfth of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

Answers to Past Articles — Part 12: Signs, a Soda Machine, and a Box

…and the links are embedded in the titles of each section as well as within the sections themselves; so please click on the links in each section to take you to the original article — and this edition is entirely comprised of photographs which were contributed by readers of The Gate.

The Favorite Answer will usually be the correct answer by a reader of The Gate — along with a Favorite Comment from the same article which I found to be funny or informative.

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 51

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

The box shown above on the counter in an automobile parts store was for a part which was designed to fit in certain vehicles of model years 1990 through 2012 which were manufactured by General Motors…

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

…but the manual and part which was found inside of the box was designed to fit in certain vehicles of model years 1990 through 2011 which were manufactured by Ford Motor Company and can also be used in certain models of vehicles manufactured by Mazda.

Favorite answer by Mark Dumic: “The fit guide on the box only lists for various GM model cars while the instructions are for Ford/ Mazda.”

Favorite comment by Brat: “Looks like a pancake on the floor behind the box”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 57

Highway sign
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Someone did not proofread the smaller section on the bottom of this official blue highway sign in which the word Sponsored is incorrectly spelled

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

…but come to think of it, I do not particularly like the spacing of the letters and numbers on the bottom line of the larger part of the sign — especially with the capital letter O for the word Operators, which looks more like the number 0 than the letter O. The spacing between lines of type is somewhat off as well. The entire sign is rather inconsistent in general.

I think that someone should call 511 and report this highway sign.

Favorite answer by Saavydesi: “Sponsored, not “Sponsered”

Favorite comment by G. Lehman: “They didn’t use Roundup behind the wall.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 58: Coronavirus Edition

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

If you are in the mood for a sandwich, ensure that you maintain a safe social distine instead of a safe social distance — you know, for the safety of everyone.

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Is distine what happens when someone takes away your poutine? I may have to distance myself from that question.

Favorite answer by Ace Custice: “What you think is wrong: ‘distane’ rather than ‘distance’”

Favorite comment by r m h: “‘distine’ has latin based origins with the verb ‘distineo’ which means to keep apart or to separate.

“actually, ‘distine’ is second person singular. so what we have here is a latin scholar saying, ‘keep apart!’ and ‘separate!’

“so what i’m saying is…there ain’t nothing wrong with this photo!! ha”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 59

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Hot and humid nights during the middle of the summer usually call for a refreshingly cold beverage — especially after going for a long walk — and a soda machine almost never disappoints with its selection of soft drinks…

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

…but if a person is unable to read backwards, he or she may be out of luck if he or she wants an ice cold bottle of either Wild Cherry Pepsi cola or Frost Glacier Freeze Gatorade, which are found on the bottom left end and bottom right end respectively of the choices of drinks.

What is with the bottom rows in the photographs in this article, anyway?!?

Favorite answer by Patrick: “That one picture in the right bottom corner is backwards”

Favorite comment by Jim: “All the drinks were only 50 cents.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 60

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Unlike other anomalies which I have noticed immediately and presented in past articles here at The Gate, I have passed by one area multiple times — and yet, the last time I walked by this area recently, I finally noticed that something was indeed wrong and took a photograph of it.

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

I wonder what are pedestrains — where are the railroad tracks for them — and what about the pedestrians?

Favorite answer by Melena: “Pedestrian is spelled wrong.

“For people that come after me saying that “target” is supposed to be uppercase, it’s their new signage.”

Favorite comment by Jeni Smiley: “The t in target should be capitalized.” Note from Brian: This comment was immediately posted after the comment posted by Melena.


You are encouraged to submit photographs of your own for this feature at The Gate. When you do, please let me know if you want to have photography credit attributed to you — as well as what is the photograph; and when and where it was taken. If your photograph is selected, it will be featured in a future article here at The Gate. Please continue submitting your photographs!

More answers to past articles will be forthcoming in future articles; and answers to past articles in the What is Wrong With This Photograph? game — which have already been answered — include:

All photographs ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

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