After seeing this rant about 'as', I figured I wanted to hear about all the words that you really can't stand. I hate the word 'hung'. Especially when absolutely nobody uses it correctly to denote the death of someone with a noose around their neck. I absolutely cringed when newscasters reported the death of Saddam Hussein by saying "Saddam Hussein was hung today..." I wanted to say "Look, he might have been hung, but I really don't want to know about it. And, if he was 'hung' today, he was probably also 'hung' yesterday and the day before that. But again, that is just TMI!!" If he died with a rope around his neck, he was hanged!!.