Bakery Won’t Put ‘Summa Cum Laude’ on Graduation Cake Due to Profanity
Cara Koscinski from Charleston, South Carolina was throwing a graduation party for her son Jacob on Saturday, so she ordered a cake from a Publix grocery store.
Her son was graduating summa cum laude, so she wanted the cake to say, "Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude. Class of 2018."
Except the Publix website wouldn't let her put that on a cake. Why? Because their filters thought it was profanity. Yes, it confused the middle word in "summa cum laude" with... you know.
Cara put a message in the special instructions part of the form on the website explaining what the term really means. She even sent a link to a website explaining the Latin but it didn't matter.
When she got the cake, it said "Summa --- Laude." Then she had to explain to everyone at the party why it was censored and she says her son was humiliated. Publix apologized and offered to pay for the cake.
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