The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29130   Message #367095
Posted By: GeorgeH
02-Jan-01 - 12:43 PM
Thread Name: Origins: How many versions of Geordie
Subject: RE: How many versions of Geordie
At some point ANY theft of livestock was a capital offence - hence the saying "as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb". There are numerous other folk-song references to this.

And as for the original question . . I guess the answer is "too many . . " (no, I'm NOT suggesting that one version is one too many . . )