Publix can’t catch a break lately:
A Christian 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.
“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.
Publix offered to remake the cake but the family declined. They did take a refund. As I reported yesterday, Publix is facing a boycott after donating $670,000 to a pro-NRA House candidate in Florida.