From publisher blurb:
Ever wonder what a balk is? Where the word "bugbear" comes from? Or just what goes into making buttered ale?
Alphabet Soup is a comprehensive guide to words commonly (and uncommonly) found in games or used by gamers. It provides quick, easy definitions in lexicon form: gaming terms, definitions, historical context, mythological terms. It even gives gamemasters advice on how they can use them in their games. It works like an encyclopedia of random bits, only these random bits are things I think are interesting for gamemasters.
Flip it open randomly to discover that a Bridewell Keeper is a flavorful term for a warden, then introduce one into your games. The letter B covers everything from Bord to Buzman; from Brevat Rank to a rant about Game Balance.