Well, kind of. The idea I think is that you choose who to lynch first and then torches and pitchforks come out, I guess. There's an accusation and then at least half the game has to agree to form an angry mob, otherwise they don't have enough people to not be stopped by the others.
Buuuut yeah. On the one hand I agree that "lynch" has a lot of, frankly disgusting, historical baggage, but it's so ingrained into the game I'm not sure that removing it is really feasible. Like, you and I could agree to use a different word in vote counts, etc. but it's unlikely to catch on, especially considering we have cross site players and the wider mafia community is unlikely to adopt it... and I'm not even sure I'd want to enforce an alternative to the word even if I could persuade the rest of the Council.
You're not wrong. I just was thinking on the idea that it really didn't take a majority to do that in real life. Just a group willing to take matters into their own hands and bypass the legal system. It's really closer to the ghostbuster mechanic in GB than the majority voting we do.
But I agree with you that it's deeply ingrained in this and other communities. And given that this is just a small community part of a much larger meta community it doesn't make sense for there to be a mandate to change. We're not a major influencer in the mafia community and as we want to welcome immigrants to here and cross pollinate in general having strict language policing rules isn't a great idea. But I'm going to keep using alternatives and I would encourage individuals to do the same.