Say that you are using some software, and it hangs. In this case, what should I say:
- ... when we execute this command, software X gets hanged [or simply hangs].
- ... when we execute this command, software X gets hung.
From what I know (from the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language):
Hanged, as a past tense and a past participle of hang, is used in the sense of “to put to death by hanging,” as in Frontier courts hanged many a prisoner after a summary trial. A majority of the Usage Panel objects to hung used in this sense. In all other senses of the word, hung is the preferred form as past tense and past participle, as in I hung my child's picture above my desk.
But I'm not 100% confident on what is more appropriate.