For someone raised on it, sipping a Moxie is a- John C.L. Morgan
symbolic act, a performance of one’s "Maineness." It’s the Louisianian sucking
the head of a crawfish. The debate over the relative merits of Memphis, Texas,
and Carolina barbecues. The Tennessean passing on an iced tea in a chain
restaurant because it’s not "sweet tea."
Related: Them Are Fightin' Words (January 17, 2010)