Mitt Romney’s odd use of “sport” and “aircraft” reminds me of an oddity between American and British English. While it is entirely understandable that different countries sharing a language would develop different words for things, like “lift” and “elevator”, “flat” and “apartment” and hundreds of others, I am puzzled by the the opposite use of the ‘s’es here.
Why do we say math and they say maths, but they say sport and we say sports?
How did that happen? And dear Elvis, is it possible that Mitt is not a real American?