Are you a Grassroots or a Grasstop? Which one cannot live without the other? If you remove the tops, will the roots do better or worse? Wordspy takes a look at the word origin and gives a great deal of insight in the process!
[Editor’s note: Special thanks to Jai Blevins and Chris Medlock of Tulsa OK, because it was a twitter conversation that they had online that got me to doing the research on the words which led to this post./sc]