In my humble British English opinion, one could use hung and hanged equally in all of these except the last.
Originally Posted by peter
If you click here you'll see examples of "a hanged man" in use.
He was hung yesterday.
He hung himself
You could say the 'hanging corpse'. :o
Would that be a corpse that hangs, or a corpse that is hanging?
Originally Posted by tdol
Check this out: http://www.mystae.com/restricted/str...hangedman.html
(It's not what I would have thought "The Hanging Man" refers to.)
"a hanging man": http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search (639 "hits") (In many of the uses the term in no way refers to a human being.)
"the hanging man": http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...=Google+Search (1,420 "hits")
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