Hey, why not! A family in the U.S. who ordered a cake for their 18-year-old son’s graduation party have had their customised inscription censured.
The word ‘Cum’ in ‘Summa Cum Laude’ the Latin phrase that translates to ‘with the highest distinction’ was em-dashed out on the cake.
In a post to Facebook Cara Koscinski showed a photo of the online order form where her local Publix supermarket determined her use of “cum” counted as “profane” language.
Despite her efforts to explain the word in the special instructions section, the request was ignored.
“How utterly ridiculous and I will be speaking to a manager for a refund,” she wrote. “Shame on you Publix for turning an innocent Latin phrase into a total embarrassment for having to explain to my son and others (including my 70-year-old mother) about this joke of a cake.”
Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!