Subject: Re: Getting started: what is a typical programming session?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 05:26:15 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Joe Marshall  <> wrote:
| So if you go to the southern states, how do you order the singular
| form of `grits'?

Simply: "Some grits, please." Or, "A side (order) of grits."
[However, note that during the breakfast hours this is often
a default, and in many places need not be mentioned explicitly!]

Or: "Two scrambled, bacon, & grits. And no toast or biscuits today, please."

Note: "A mess of grits" *might* get you a larger-than-normal serving,
but then again it might not (the normal serving already being rather
large as it is).

Another way to think of it: "Grits" is of the same number as "pants"
or "coffee grounds". In fact, it's quite close to the latter, since
the full term is "hominy grits", or rough-ground hominy corn. That is,
"grits" == "hominy corn grounds".


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