since making sense did not want to clutter up a relatively non-contentious thread on southern cooking http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/622738 , and bayoucook agreed, i have now begun this thread.
hazelhurst contends "grits" is a singular noun, citing some cookbook from the university of north carolina (obviously infiltrated these days by yankees). http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6227...
i know deep down in my heart that "grits ARE good" -- and that "grits" is not a "singular" noun. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6227...
and as making sense usually does (;-)... she keenly observes that:
"this is why God gave us Summertime. So we can sit on the porch and argue over weighty matters like whether one says "grits is..." or "grits are..."
Other than the Wo-ah (otherwise known as That Recent Unpleasantness with the North,) how many other things are as important as the food battles that have consumed us under trees, in porch swings, in fishing boats, and over dinner?
Should I get everyone another bourbon?"
so....have at it. debate. pull out your hair. gnash teeth. whatever....
(and to those who do not care for grits, this thread isn't about whether one likes to eat or otherwise "approve" of them. sorry.).