One family were left red-faced on Christmas morning after a seemingly innocent gift took an x-rated turn.
What was intended to be a sweet personalised gift left one Mum at the receiving end of her kid’s jokes after the initials she spelt out made for rude reading.
The joke wasn’t lost on the girl’s sibling who quickly shared a photo of the CUM thermos on Reddit with the caption:
‘My sweet innocent mother got my sister a thermos with her initials monogrammed on it for Christmas’.
Spelled out in traditional monogramming, her daughter’s initials implied the thermos was a container for something other than tea or coffee.
Of course, the post was a hit – it’s received more than 1,538 comments, many from people with other unfortunate initials such as ANL and CUK.
His post has since gone viral without further explanation, raking in over 65,000 upvotes and 1,500 comments over just two days.
“That is so, so unfortunate,” someone typed in response. While another person begged to disagree: “No. This is probably her favorite christmas present. I know it would be mine,” they wrote.
One cheeky user even suggested the following: “Plot twist: your mother is neither innocent or sweet.”
The comments also included inevitable lessons on how monograms work, specifically proper initial etiquette and the importance of sizing.
“Her [initials] are CMU. When you monogram something in that fashion, the large initial in the middle is your family name, flanked on either side by your first and middle names,” one user described. “This one is a bit weirdly done since all the letters are nearly the same size, but it should be cUm.”