Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Answers to Past Articles — Part 16: Signs and Dines

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 sixteenth of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

Answers to Past Articles — Part 16: Signs and Dines

…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 76

Click on the image for an enlarged version. Source: Red Lobster.

I received an e-mail message from Red Lobster which contained a link to an advertisement for a promotion of a sweepstakes — which has since expired on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 — and upon reviewing the information, I immediately realized that the word SWEEPSTAKES was misspelled as SWEEPTAKES.

Favorite answer by NB_ga: “It took multiple takes to earn a reward, I suppose.”

Favorite comment by Tanya Schmidt: “I’m thoroughly curious as to what kind of To Go order* can be placed for free as the asterisk indicates no purchase is necessary to enter…”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 77

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

As I was on my way to a recent appointment, a sign for a Golden Corral Buffet & Grill restaurant immediately caught my eye while I was driving past it — so as I had a few minutes to spare, I decided to pull into the parking lot and take photographs of the illuminated variable message sign which bizarrely read, “ALWAYS HIRING GREAT PEOPLO”.

I have no idea how the Comments section of that article became political in nature — but of the 68 comments which were posted at the time this article was written, some of them were indeed hilarious.

Favorite answer by Brook: “‘Peoplo’ may or may not be a typo. It is a term used to describe cool and amusing people.”

Favorite comment by Mike k: “If you are always hiring, then you obviously are not hiring great people.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 78

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

While I was on one of my long walks a few months ago — I do not quite remember exactly on what day it occurred — I decided to take a photograph of a building which had a large sign with the words Now OPEN printed on it but also had a sign in a window with the words SORRY WE’RE CLOSED printed on it.

By the way — how would anyone know whether the photograph was taken with a camera versus a mobile telephone?

Favorite answer by derek: “The door knob on the white door has not retracted back to the neutral position. That is what’s wrong in the photograph.

The open banner conflicts with the closed sign, but that’s a minor thing.”

Favorite comment by Nathan: “Doesn’t your phone tell you where and when you took the photo? Open and closed at the same time?!”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 79

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

While I was walking during a clear, bright, sunny day with comfortable temperatures recently, I happened to pass by the entrance of a restaurant which is located not too far from where I am based — and I took the following photograph of the sign on the door which had the words BUSINESS HOUR adhered to it instead of BUSINESS HOURS

…and what is with being open from Monday through Sunday? Why not instead just state being open seven days per week?

Favorite answer by derek : “Many things wrong.
1. Should be ‘Business Hours’, not ‘business hour’
2. ‘Monday-Sunday’ is problematic. Better to leave it out but ‘Sunday to Saturday’ is better than the current line
3. There’s two pieces of white tape on the door that should be removed.
4. The door on the right has an error in the Vietnamese sign.
original wording
cần tuyển
nhân viên phụ bếp
nhân viên phục vụ
which means (I’m not Vietnamese and don’t speak it):
Help wanted
Kitchen Assistant
Greeting Staff
but the last line, nhân viên phục vụ, should read ‘phuc yu’

“It is not a translation of the English Covid-19 warnings on the left.”

Favorite comment by Deb Weiner: “The pole in the background is REALLY leaning. Not sure what the purpose of this pole is.

“The quality of the photo isn’t good enough to read the fine print on the signs on white paper, so can’t tell if what’s printed is correct.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 80

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

While I was walking around the downtown area of a city during a pleasant evening with cool temperatures, I simply could not resist taking the following photograph of a specific area which had three signs — all within the same vicinity: the office of a chiropractor named Katherine A. Wurst is immediately next door to a frankfurter emporium called The Original Fox Dogs; and she apparently shares her practice with a Belcher whose name is Bart J. Belcher.

They were on enough of a roll that that cut the mustard with me — so I relished the idea to ketchup with this unintended result and memorialize it.

Favorite answer by derek: “I see nothing wrong.

The shop on the left, you eat the dog, a hot dog.
The shop on the right, the dog (Chiropractor Wurst) eats you.
Then the other chiropractor burps (belches) you out.”

Favorite comment by Rollo: “The…. Wurst Belcher chiropractors???”

Access to Past Articles in the What is Wrong With This Photograph? Series

You can refer to this definitive list of past articles of the What is Wrong With This Photograph? series of articles — which also includes articles which reveal the answers — and that list will be continuously updated as additional articles are written and posted here at The Gate. This is to ensure that future articles in this series are not encumbered with a long list of links — especially when viewing and reading them from a portable electronic device.

This will hopefully be considered a positive step towards the reading experience of The Gate on portable electronic devices. Your constructive input as a reader of The Gate is always appreciated.


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