LOST Thoughts: Sawyer Nickname Origin #18

Jack is trapped in a cave in. Charlie, who managed to escape it, runs to the beach to get some assistance in digging him out. Sawyer tries to reassure ” Sport” that he’ll do his part and go find Kate, who is with Sayid looking for the right place to triangulate Danielle’s distress signal. ( The Moth, Season One)

According to dictionary.com (in this meaning of the word) a ” sport” is …

One known for the manner of one’s acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation: a poor sport.
Informal One who accepts rules or difficult situations well.
Informal A pleasant companion: was a real sport during the trip.
A person who lives a jolly, extravagant life

And I’m sure Sawyer saw Charlie that way. At least, right up until Sawyer decided to play “keep away” with Claire’s diary and Charlie punched him where Sayid accidentally stabbed him through the arm. šŸ˜‰ ( Special, Season One)

American Psychological Association (APA):
Sport. (n.d.). The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved August 25, 2008, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Sport
Chicago Manual Style (CMS):
Sport. Dictionary.com. The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Sport (accessed: August 25, 2008).
Modern Language Association (MLA):
“Sport.” The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 25 Aug. 2008.

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