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Hanged, not hung

January 27, 2010

Baghdad bombs kill 36, Chemical Ali hung

IRAQ/TRIAL/ALIUm, it’s “Hanged”, executed, put to death, killed by hanging…never “Hung”! As John Cleese might have said, that would be “something completely different”!

A.W.

Of course. We did use “hanged” on most of our news feeds, but hung briefly showed up on one site until we fixed it: GBU Editor

Ali Hassan al-Majeed, cousin of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, listens to prosecution evidence during the “Anfal” genocide trial in Baghdad in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Darko Vojinovic/Pool/Files

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