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'Summa cum laude' censored on graduation cake

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Many people write on a cake to celebrate a special occasion.

But what happens if your message is censored and for no reason...

That's what happened to a South Carolina family. Their son graduated Summa Cum Laude.

It's a Latin phrase meaning, "with highest honors."

But a supermarket ,where the family ordered the cake from, thought it was profane.

Mom Cara Koscinski says, "We know what that means, and we're not using it in that way. We're using it in a way to celebrate that he's graduating, and I wrote in quotes, "with highest honors." I even translated it for them."

The mom explained what it meant, but the grocery store still changed the message on the cake.

The supermarket offered another cake, but the family declined.

They gave her a refund and a gift card instead.

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