From the inside cover of the book:
The American South is a diverse region with is own vocabulary, peculiarities, and complexities. Even for those born in the South, the local nuances can be confounding. Tennessee whiskey may technically be bourbon, but don't let anyone in Kentucky hear you call it that. And while boiling blue crabs may be the norm across the Low-Country in South Carolina and Georgia, try that in front of Marylanders and they're likely to put you in the pot.
Now, from the editors of Garden & Gun--the award-winning magazine that celebrates the best of the South--comes this encyclopedia of Southern life, culture, and history. Covering age-old traditions and current zeitgeists, S Is For Southern contains nearly five hundred entries spanning every letter of the alphabet, including signature essays from notable Southern writers and personalities.
Informative, sometimes irreverent, and illustrated throughout, S Is For Southern is a must-read for all fans of the region and culture enthusiasts.
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