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A homeschool grad was “humiliated” when a cake for his big day turned up with the phrase “Summa — Laude Class of 2018” thanks to a computer system that deemed “cum” a vulgar word.
Cara Koscinski didn’t think twice after placing the online order for the $70 cake from her local Publix supermarket, the Washington Post reported.
The article goes on to state the following:
“Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude Class of 2018,” the Charleston, South Carolina, mom typed into the message box marked “Cake message option” to celebrate her son’s stellar 4.89 grade-point average.
“Summa Cum Laude” means “with the highest distinction” in Latin — but Publix’s computer system flagged the word “cum” as profane.
Koscinski carefully spelled out her orders for the cake in a “Special instructions” box by including a definition of “Summa Cum Laude” and a link to a website explaining the common phrase.
But the chocolate and vanilla cake showed up last Saturday adorned with green, blue and yellow flowers, a festive graduation cap — and the message: “Congrats Jacob! Summa — Laude Class of 2018.”
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