I HAD A BAD FALL EVEN BEFORE I HAD A DRINK AND STARTED SEEING PINK ELEPHANTS
At the Old Mart Road – Wolfe Tone Street junction in Kilkenny.
I purchased an Apple 12 Pro Max to use as a camera rather than as a phone. Unfortunately I was not paying sufficient and fell down a flight of stone steps and was suffering from shock for the rest of the evening.
“Seeing pink elephants” is a euphemism for drunken hallucination caused by alcoholic hallucinosis or delirium tremens. The term dates back to at least the early 20th century, emerging from earlier idioms about snakes and other creatures. An alcoholic character in Jack London’s 1913 novel John Barleycorn is said to hallucinate “blue mice and pink elephants”.