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Entry from August 20, 2022
“You: ‘Curly fries.’ Me, an intellectual: ‘Rotatoes‘“

Many people believe that “curly fries” should be called “rotatoes” (rotate + potatoes).

“Curly fries should be called ‘rotatoes’” was posted on Twitter by Zach Sherwin on September 27, 2013. “Curly fries should be called ‘rotatoes’” was posted on Twitter by RB Anthony đź“Ż on February 22, 2014. “Curly fries really should have been called rotatoes” was posted on Twitter by SharonDV on August 19, 2022.

“You: ‘Curly fries.’ Me, an intellectual: ‘Rotatoes’” was posted on Twitter by Jan Kaluza on July 5, 2020. The tweet received 43,000 likes.

Rotatoes An Nickname for Curly French Fries” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on November 11, 2020. ”Rotatoes Curly fries = rotatoes” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on January 23, 2021.


Wikipedia: French fries
Curly fries – characterised by their helical shape, cut from whole potatoes using a specialised spiral slicer.

Twitter
Zach Sherwin
@zachsherwin
Curly fries should be called “rotatoes.”
1:32 PM · Sep 27, 2013·Echofon

Twitter
frankie
@frankiecense
what idiot called them ‘curly fries’ and not rotatoes
3:55 PM · Oct 17, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
RB Anthony đź“Ż
@RB_Anthony
Curly fries should be called “rotatoes”
1:36 PM · Feb 22, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ol’ Wiener McTits 🔞
@molly_mctits
What idiot decided they were called curly fries and not rotatoes?
11:31 AM · Oct 15, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Jan Kaluza
@JKashaar
You: “Curly fries”
Me, an intellectual: “Rotatoes”
4:51 AM · Jul 5, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
sonia 🦋🥀
@SUlClDEClRCUS
tw: food
rt if u think curly fries should be called rotatoes from now on bc this is genius
Quote Tweet
Jan Kaluza
@JKashaar
· Jul 5, 2020
You: “Curly fries”
Me, an intellectual: “Rotatoes”
Show this thread
7:02 PM · Jul 5, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Pranav Arora
@PranavArora0708
Curly fries? Don’t argue over this but I would call them “Rotatoes”
1:35 AM · Jul 6, 2020·Twitter Web App

Urban Dictionary
Rotatoes
An Nickname for Curly French Fries.
I want some Rotatoes to acompany my burger.
by duduxicoTheGamer November 11, 2020

Reddit—Memes
Posted by u/Square_sweets January 14, 2021
Rotatoes
(A curly fries image is shown.—ed.)

Urban Dictionary
Rotatoes
Curly fries = rotatoes
“hey yo gimme some rotatoes to go with my burger”
by grc112105 January 23, 2021

Twitter
Sharik
@sharik_jpeg
Why call them curly fries when you can call them rotatoes?
10:46 AM · Dec 16, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
🦋Rinwell
@_AstralMage
Rinwell: Curly fries!
Law: Rotatoes!
Shionne: *finishing the plate while kids fight over name*
12:09 AM · Dec 31, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
AG305
@randomassname3
you: “curly fries”
me (an intellectual): “rotatoes”
10:39 AM · Jan 5, 2022·Twitter for Android

change.org
Change “Curly fries” to “Rotatoes” (2022—ed.)
Svetlana Rubin started this petition

Twitter
SharonDV
@SharonDV
Curly fries really should have been called rotatoes.
7:13 AM · Aug 19, 2022·Twitter Web App

(Trademark)
Word Mark ROTATO
Goods and Services IC 008. US 023 028 044. G & S: Hand-operated potato peeler mainly made of plastic. FIRST USE: 19971101. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19971101
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 90639983
Filing Date April 12, 2021
Current Basis 1A;44E
Original Filing Basis 1A;44E
Published for Opposition January 4, 2022
Registration Number 6678785
Registration Date March 22, 2022
Owner (REGISTRANT) Corporation Starfrit Inc. / Starfrit Corporation Inc. CORPORATION CANADA 770 Boulevard Guimond Longueuil, Québec CANADA J4G1V6
Attorney of Record Howard Michael
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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