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Historical UsagePlay
Originally referred to execution without trial, often in a racially charged context in the United States. SlideThe history books recount numerous incidents where people were lynched during racial conflicts.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
Using 'lynch' carries a strongly negative and violent connotation, often linked to injustice. SlideThe artist’s song condemned the town's decision to lynch the innocent man.
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Careful UsagePlay
Be cautious when using 'lynch' to avoid offending, due to its association with historical racial violence. SlideThe speaker warned against using terms like 'lynch' in a casual or joking manner.