Grits are a the by-product of grinding corn into meal. When the corn is ground, it is passed through a screen…the stuff that sifts through the screen is corn meal…the stuff that doesn’t = grits. I guess because it’s too "gritty" to be corn meal. This co**** corn meal is used to make a "porridge-like" substance. I’m not a big grits fan…which I think is heresy in the South, but there it is.
Now, one for you…after reading your thread…what is a fortnight? I thought fortnight went out of vogue years (many fortnights?) ago. People still use that as a measurement of time? I could look it up, but I’ll let you tell me what it is.