I saw a clip on the Daily Show of Romney exclaiming that someone looked like they would be “in sport” but that it had turned out the person wasn’t “in sport” after all.
What Romney meant is what I would express by saying “in sports.”
“Sport” singular is a usage I know of from British dialects. But where in America is this common? I had no idea it was common anywhere over here…
(I can look up where Romney was raised, of course, but I figure there may be a more detailed and/or interesting answer to the question available. For example, is it regional or instead is it class based? If so, how common is it? etc.)