Woman Furious When Store Delivers Cake Without Cum on It
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A censored cake is serving as a reminder that human interaction can't be replaced.
Cara Koscinski told WCIV she tried to order her son a graduation cake online from Publix saying "Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude class of 2018."
In Latin, cum means with.
When she entered the phrase into the computer, instead it put three hyphens in the place of cum. Instead, Koscinski used the special instructions box to explain the phrase but that didn't fix the problem.
Her husband picked up the cake from Publix, he didn't know what it was supposed to say and paid no attention to the hyphens.
But the Internet is paying attention and the reactions range from insulting to hilarious.
I'm guessing the cake decorator doesn't even know what summa cum laud means— ? Cat Lady Mets Fan⚾ (@Caitie8) May 22, 2018
That makes sense (the sensor bit), I guess my issue is the person making the cake didn’t bother to read or discern that the “cum” in this case was a necessary part. Unless the cake isn’t decorated by a person. It’s funny and ridiculous all at once— Cara “TTAkitten™️” Thereon (@thereon_cara) May 22, 2018
If this isn't the absolute most absurd thing I have ever seen I don't know what is!— Marge Quaadman (@GuidepostGroup) May 22, 2018
Publix Bakery in Charleston, SC censors the Latin word "cum" for profanity in "Summa cum Laude" on a cake they baked for a high school graduation party. ?????? Seriously????? pic.twitter.com/c40KM943O8
Dying at the thought of someone marching into a grocery store and demanding the baker put cum on her cake like she asked. https://t.co/uPkIQvBXRu— James Yarborough (@JamsYarbots) May 22, 2018
The worst part? Koscinski said it was when she had to explain the hyphens to her son and her 70-year-old mother.
Jacob also was embarrassed but he's getting lots of support from the Internet.
Publix has since refunded her $70 and gave her a gift card when she complained.
Material from The Associated Press contributed to this story.