A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SLOP

Mon, 13 Dec '21
Pigs' supper
Mon, 29 Nov '21
Bad cafeteria food, say
Tue, 20 Jul '21
Hog food
Wed, 7 Jul '21
Mysterious cafeteria offering
Sat, 13 Mar '21
Unappetizing bowlful