[LMB] Writers and moral problems

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Sep 4 00:00:47 BST 2021

On Wed, 25 Aug 2021 14:07:54 +0000, "Harvey Fishman" <fishman at panix.com>

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>>But he wasn't allowed to murder her outright, so they got very cagey
>>about calling it "discipline' that "got out of hand"
>>Becuse men were hung slowly, only women were burned (as that was
>>sometimes considered more merciful, but who thought that, I have no
>In a PROPER hanging, one does not die slowly. The neck is broken in the
>fall of the trap.

But that is a relatively recent enhancement.

In the bad old days, when public hangings were regular occurrences at
Tyburn, it was the practice for well-off condemned men (or their
families) to pay people to hang on their legs to shorten the suffering.
To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.  - Marilyn vos Savant

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