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User avatar #4 - fargone (01/26/2013) [-]
I've never understood why the past tense of hang when it refers to the capital punishment is 'hanged', but 'hung' when it refers to the position.
User avatar #5 to #4 - timxcampbell (01/26/2013) [-]
I think it's that way to prevent confusion. Imagine:

Judge: Did you carry out the sentence?

Sherrif: Yes, sir, the bandit was well hung.

Judge: I don't care about that. Did you carry out the sentence?
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