Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 4 17:30:02 UTC 2012

I am finding of interest the differences between "execution-style" and

The earliest example of "execution-style" I see is 1946, referring to a
"mass-lynching" of four black men.

I have found references to "Chinese execution style" going back to 1957:

Chinese executions seem to lose the modifier sometime during the 60s.

Gangland-style seems to refer to an execution in a public place, usually
with a Tommy gun, and is easily traced back to 1930, and I would think


On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>wrote:

> execution-style

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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