A South Carolina woman just wanted a nice cake for her son’s graduation party. However, what she received was a desert which she states prompted absolute embarrassment along with various discussions regarding the alternative meaning of the Latin term “cum.”
In a Facebook post shared on June 10, Cara Koscinski shared pictures of a cake which she had ordered from a local Publix grocery store. She told The Washington Post that although the cake was supposed to read, “Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude class of 2018,” she was shocked when she saw that the Latin word “cum” which means “with” was replaced with three dashes.
She wrote in the post that it is utterly absurd and she will be talking to a manager to get a refund. She added that Publix should be ashamed for turning an innocent Latin word into a complete embarrassment for having to explain it to her young son and other people (including her 70-year-old mother) about that outrageous cake.
The Facebook post also showed a picture of the online cake order form where the supermarket determined that the word “cum” was a “profane” term. Even though Koscinski made efforts to describe the Latin term in the special instructions box, it appears that whoever frosted the joke of a cake did not get the message.