Because, first of all, it sopped up all the brain cells for a year while other problems festered.
Dey mixed butter wid home-made syrup and sopped it up wid cornbread.
A little later Joe had sopped up the water, and quiet was restored.
We used to place his saucer of sopped bread, and his saucer of water at the foot of the bush.
She just couldn't help crying when I sopped them with the tizwin.
Van de Greutz was saying; as she sopped up the last drops, he gave the formula.
Andrew from beneath the bench lifted his sopped head, like a turtle, breathless.
I first stripped off my wet clothes, then sopped up the puddle as well as I could, and stopped the leak.
Then he cut away dies of bread, sopped one in the gravy and put it in his mouth.
I ate a piece about the size of a walnut, and there being some sauce in the boat, I sopped it up with a piece of bread and ate it.
Old English sopp- "bread soaked in some liquid," (in soppcuppe "cup into which sops are put"), from Proto-Germanic *supp-, related to Old English verb suppan (see sup (v.2)), probably reinforced by Old French soupe (see soup (n.)). Meaning "something given to appease" is from 1660s, a reference to the sops given by the Sibyl to Cerberus in the "Aeneid."
Old English soppian, from the source of sop (n.). Related: Sopped; sopping.
The way things are properly and usually done: The SOP here is that you ask the chairman first
[WWII armed forces; fr standard operating procedure]