Even the most hardened grammarians don’t condone capital punishment for grammar offenses, but we do tend to get hung up about hanged. Hanged can only refer to someone’s death by hanging. If you are wondering, “Is it hanged or hung?” establish whether a deadly action has taken place.
It’s one of the few times when grammar becomes a matter of life and death.
The Past Tense of Hang
Hung is the past tense of to hang when it means “to suspend or be suspended.”