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Old 05-23-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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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.
How do you know someone who couldn't read English made this cake? It isn't English.

There are some reaches being made here.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:08 PM
 
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I'm marking my spot to see what happens when they go back to Publix this summer to get a cake made congratulating Jacob on his matriculation.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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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.
She just wanted the free publciity, het her name out there. She's an occupational therapist who has written books, does speaking tours, and has her own blog.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Seems a quit visit to Google could have prevented this atrocity!
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:00 PM
 
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She just wanted the free publciity, het her name out there. She's an occupational therapist who has written books, does speaking tours, and has her own blog.
Sounds pretty likely, actually. Because I cant, for the life of me, understand why anyone would reach out to the media over a minor cake issue. I cant believe a new company would report it. But I am glad to hear the mom is taking it in stride better then the original article I read seemed to imply. Because the original article really seemed like the mom was just so distraught about it. Its funny.

I do think it was a dumb braggy thing to put on a cake. Seriously...I mean, I don't know how he got that honor. Perhaps he struggled greatly and he did online school and excelled and it is a legitimate honor from his local school district (kids home schooled online usually are part of their school district...at least when I was looking into it for one of my children several years ago). So maybe she was over the moon proud of him and wanted to celebrate how far he came...but it really does seem like excessive bragging.
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Old 05-23-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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High Schools don't give those honors (Highest Honors, Honors), only Colleges do. These terms are Latin (not Spanish) in original. Honors graduation for home school graduation? So why didn't the computer through out the other two words not in English?

Magna/Summa WITH (translation) Laude. lol
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Well... maybe the employee did check.

I mean, come on. What are the odds that a Publix cake decorator is familiar with lingo pertaining to graduating with honor? Not good.

He probably looked up the blocked word and thought to himself: "I dunno know 'summa' and 'laude' mean but that dude has one raunchy Mom!"

The eliticism of some people never ceases to amaze me.

We all have our standards. My expectation is that there are certain things everyone should know at certain stages in life, regardless of one's place of employment. That includes Publix cake decorators/bakers, as well as those at Wegmans.

As MLK said, "If a man is called to be a street sweeper..." All jobs have value. Even cake decorators. And your slam was to those in that position, not how well they may have performed in that capacity.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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High Schools don't give those honors (Highest Honors, Honors), only Colleges do. These terms are Latin (not Spanish) in original. Honors graduation for home school graduation? So why didn't the computer through out the other two words not in English?

Magna/Summa WITH (translation) Laude. lol
No one said it was Spanish.

The computer didn't throw out the the word because it was "not in English, it censored the word because it is slang for semen.

I'm sure the problem could have easily been solved by using spaces.

M a g n a C u m L a u d e
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:32 PM
 
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I do think it was a dumb braggy thing to put on a cake. Seriously...I mean, I don't know how he got that honor. Perhaps he struggled greatly and he did online school and excelled and it is a legitimate honor from his local school district (kids home schooled online usually are part of their school district...at least when I was looking into it for one of my children several years ago). So maybe she was over the moon proud of him and wanted to celebrate how far he came...but it really does seem like excessive bragging.
I read that it was a small Christian home school group that he graduated from.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:00 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I got quite the chuckle out of this story when I saw it trending in my Facebook feed. I guess not many Publix cake decorators are familiar with Summa *** Laude or graduating with honors. Either that or English is not their first language. What really makes me laugh is how every little thing is posted and goes viral within a week. I don't know how we survived years ago. :-)
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