Why are people hanged not hung?

According to the dictionary hung is a past tense and past participle of hung which doesn't tell you if people or objects are hung. Also under the word hang it says to suspend (oneself) by the neck until dead and to suspend (something) in front of anything: to hang curtains on a window. I also don't think... show more According to the dictionary hung is a past tense and past participle of hung which doesn't tell you if people or objects are hung. Also under the word hang it says to suspend (oneself) by the neck until dead and to suspend (something) in front of anything: to hang curtains on a window. I also don't think there's a grammar dictionary.
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