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Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on May 22, 2018 in General Interest

Be careful when trying to put Latin on a cake

A charleston SC student was graduating high school Summa Cum Laude.  His mother was throwing him a graduation party and ordered a cake from Publix, a supermarket chain with a location near her.  She ordered online and received a message that "Cum" was profane and not allowed.  But there was a box to type in special instructions.  She explained that the phrase was Latin and what it meant.  Her husband picked up the cake before the party.  When it was opened, the word "Cum" had been censored.  So the cake read, in part, Summa  . . . Laude.

For more details and a photo of the cake, go here: Washington Post

Congratulations to the young man and hopefully Publix will learn something from the incident.

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