The Pink Limit!

I guess every household has its own particular sayings and ‘That’s the pink limit!’ was one of ours.

It’s used in the same sort of way that many Irish people use: ‘That beats Banagher and Banagher beats the divil.’  I’m not sure how much help that is to non-Irish people ~ but basically these expressions are exclamations about relatively minor matters.

The pink limit comes to my lips everytime I don a pair of trainers that I bought a while back ~ and as you can see I’ve been wearing them a good deal:


I know I could have changed the laces but I love the way they highlight pinkness which seems to be pretty much everywhere in its various shades:

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

18 thoughts on “The Pink Limit!”

  1. Lovely–well, perhaps except for the shoes. 🙂 but I have a pair just like them only with bright aqua where yours are pink, so yeah, gotta keep them. Nice mosaic!

  2. I love the pink of the rhododendrons. We have a couple monster rhododendrons here and they just bloomed so we were at the pink limit too. Your shoes make me think of this line from The Birdcage, “one must have a hint of color.” 🙂

  3. We used to say ” I’ll go to the foot of our stairs! ” and Mum always said ” Holy Mary Mother of God” in fact that was the first sentence my youngest said!!

  4. Everything is coming up roses..viewing the world through rose colored the pink…an optomistic view of life..a world full of happiness and hope…looking at the bright side..”Grab your coat and grab your hat…leave your worries on the could be so sweet…on the sunny side of the street”…that’s where I want to be…on the bright side of life..not doom and gloom! My next color would be yellow..for sunshine …

  5. always imagined that the phrase was from engineering and was equivalent to red-lining a motor or perhaps steam engine??

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