As those of you in the U.S. know, and perhaps those of you in the UK have an inkling, both the Republican and Democratic campaigns have been very acrimonious. This quote, from a Sanders' fan to a Democratic party leader, is typical: "Hey bitch, we know where you live, where you work, where you eat, where your kids go to school. I think people like you should be hung (sic) in a public execution."
Now, setting aside the horror of that statement, for our site, I wondered about the sic here. Can't "hung" be used there, or should it be "hanged?"
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage provides many examples (including Pepys, Austen, Faulkner and O'Connor) of hung used in the execution sense, and concludes that if you observe the distinction (that Arnie mentions above), "you will spare yourself the annoyance of being corrected for having done something that is not wrong."