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Old 05-23-2018, 06:40 AM
 
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So it's funny that people who can't read, write or understand English are in a position where they NEED to read, write and understand English to perform their jobs properly????

Not funny. Spectacularly sad, actually.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:48 AM
 
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It was a mistake, but they did the right thing and made it right with her. They are doing tons of cakes right now, so mistakes will happen.
I probably would have got some blue icing and just put it on there myself.


Personally, I would think it was funny lol
I think it's funny and wouldn't mind a bit if that were my cake or my hypothetical child's. I think the mother thinking this is such a big deal is especially stupid because it's only high school (and home school) and like others have pointed out, Latin honors aren't typically a thing in high school graduations. So I think having this honor on the cake at all is kind of an overreaction/overdoing it from the start. I graduated college magna *** laude and if this happened on my cake (we didn't even have the honors written on my cake, my graduation party cake just said "Congratulations JerseyGirl415"), I would honestly think it's hilarious - and I think all the guests at my party would have too!
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Deep 13
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You are all missing the true tragedy of the article as pointed out by the commenters there:

$70 FOR A PUBLIX SHEET CAKE???
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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So it's funny that people who can't read, write or understand English are in a position where they NEED to read, write and understand English to perform their jobs properly????

Not funny. Spectacularly sad, actually.
1. Itís not English.
2. Itís likely a computer/algorithm issue that got the word censored.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Koscinski said the situation was embarrassing to explain to guests, including her 70-year-old mother.

Wth does the 70 year old mother have to do with it? Think she never heard the word “***” used before?

I think it’s hilarious.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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LOL... There's all kinds of stupid within this story. First, with the Publix employee for not checking to see why the computer software was censoring the word.
Second, for the parent for not correcting them.
Third, what kind of phony BS is this? Summa *** Laude is a college thing. This kid is graduating HS. Since when does one graduate High School Summa *** Laude? Add to that the fact that he's home schooled...?
ha ha - being "home-schooled" explains it - it's a made-up H.S. degree with a made-up title by under-educated parents.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:04 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Most online ordering systems, Send a confirmation Email with what you ordered, and the Text to be written on the Cake... She did not notice the description was wrong/missing.

I had a cake made by (Publix or Kroger, don't remember) for my son HS graduation, he graduated a year early, After I did the order, I expanded to the that what I wrote on the form is what I wanted on the cake.

Was looking for the picture of the cake.. but could not find it.

But went some like

Congratulation John 2014 2013

^^ 2014 had a X over it,

He graduated a year early
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:23 AM
 
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One of the people here at the office graduated from Clemson a few years back, and we decided to be smart asses.. So I went to Publix and had a cake made for her.. I had to repeat several times what I wanted because they were looking at me weird.. I half stole the idea from a cake I had seen online, but we had them write out

"Congrations, you done did it!"


Intentionally misspelled and horrendous grammar. I had to repeat several times that yes, we did indeed want it like that.

I found a few more articles on it, and it seems they reflect that the mom is taking it a bit more in stride. So, doesn't seem like she was angling for anything more.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:00 AM
 
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ha ha - being "home-schooled" explains it - it's a made-up H.S. degree with a made-up title by under-educated parents.
The majority of homeschooling occurs in educated households.

You're welcome. Just taught you something.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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If the graduation food was a pie, it would be appropriate considering all those "American Pie movies".
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