Did they hang them yesterday or this morning?
Today. It was only chained to a sapling but still, months of effort drawing maps, getting approvals and organising the day all gone to waste because some lout thought it'd be funny to throw the control into the bush.
Talk of hanging them yesterday made me think of Minority Report. I assumed you were talking about the lout, not the controls.
No, then tRicky would've pointed out that a better sentence syntax would have included something like "Were they hanged yesterday or this morning." But you made me chuckle nonetheless!
Yeh, retrospectively it is funny..