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  • v. Past tense and past participle of hang. See Usage Note at hang.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hang.


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  • Bullies should be hanged from the school flagpole.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Crime to Repeatedly Insult a Minor

  • Officers were called to the unnamed hotel at 3pm this afternoon, and a Metropolitan Police spokesman has confirmed that a body, positively identified as that of the British National Party Leader, was found hanged from a shower attachment.

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  • Those collage adminasreators who hired BILL AYERS shoulad all be hanged from a tree viagra Says:

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  • Taken to Tepeji del Rio, Hidalgo, he was shot and his lifeless body was hanged from the branch of a tree.

    Melchor Ocampo (1814–1861)

  • Just console yourself with the thought that one day this woman will either be forced to convert to Islam, submit to a clitorectomy and wear a burqa, or she will be slowly strangled by being hanged from a crane jib.

    Another Girl, Another Planet « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • I think she should be hanged from the neck until dead, after trial.

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  • A teenager in small town Alabama shouldn't have to deny that he listens to a band for fear that he'll be hanged from a flag pole by his underwear, or worse.

    My Life in Song

  • His initial pitch had been that the stories only needed to be inspired by the piece of art – mine was an upside down Harlequin, hanged from the bottom of a Ferris wheel seat.

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  • Our Stamp It Out campaign came after dalmatian Spot was hanged from a tree.

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  • One of the backwoodsmen was Mullah Mohammed Omar, a mujahideen commander who is said to have ignited the Taliban revolt, in early 1994, by leading a small force in Kandahar that captured and hanged from the barrel of a tank a fellow commander guilty of raping two girls.

    The Lawless Frontier


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  • Stop! I'm spitting water all over my monitor!

    September 15, 2007

  • I can imagine the need for distinction wasn't realized until someone tried to congratulate an executioner on his work -- "Well hung, Charles, let's celebrate with a pint."

    September 15, 2007

  • Thanks! ;-)

    September 14, 2007

  • Such an excellent example. ;->

    September 14, 2007

  • Well, "he was hung" means something very different from "he was hanged". The latter implies gallows were involved. The first means he was well-endowed. :P

    September 14, 2007

  • It's funny, a pet peeve of mine is that the *correct* word sounds so wrong.

    September 12, 2007

  • It's a big pet peeve of mine when people refer to execution by hanging in the past tense by saying "hung".

    September 12, 2007