Friday, May 02, 2008

Is Grits Plural or Singular?

Most of us know what grits is – are. What I can’t figure out what is a grit and how many grit does it takes to make grits.

It’s pretty obvious that a bowl of grits is singular, but what about that small grit and a zillion of his buddies in the bowl? Grits, right? But since they are all mooshed and cooked together in a delicious goopy glob, I’m thinking that the glob must be singular, hence, “Grit is good.”

Oops, wait, is they good or are it they good? I’m so confused.

You can’t eat just a single grit. Well, before it is cooked you can, but what’s the point? So that makes the single grit good. Eat two single grit and they are good. Aha! If two single grits are good, then grit are good.

No, no, that’s not right. What if you plop a spoonful of grits on a single Kleenex? See where this going?

This is just too hard to think about. I’m going to go make breakfast now. While I’m stirring my pot of grits, tell me how you make grits. Since a grit just might be gender specific and I don’t want to offend, tell me is they good?

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  1. I haven't got a clue since I've never eaten....

    one grit or two grits,
    red grits or blue grits,
    old grits or new grits,
    Joy grits or Sue grits.


  2. While you're having your grits, I'm having my oatmeals. Yesterday I had cream of wheats.

    Looks like everything that relates to porridge(s) has a singular stigma of plurality that doesn't make a bit of sense.

  3. Cheese grits casserole is yummy. Also shrimp and grits and old Charleston dish.

  4. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Thanks for the giggles but you can keep your grits!

  5. Does anyone ever eat just one grit? Must be grits, though I've never had any.

    1. What about oatmeal? It's not oatmeals when you have more than one grain.

  6. Anonymous8:33 PM

    I eat my grits with sauteed andouille. peppers, onions and garlic. At the end I add mozzerella and a little blue cheese. I have also had it with shrimp and tasso.
    Now if you have these two different recipes would that be grits or gritses