Pronunciation – pay-tay fyelle mouenh
Growing up it was a term I heard a LOT from my elders. Usually in relation to something they couldn’t take
“M’te senti que fiel mwen t’ap pete.”
Translation: “I felt like my head was going to explode”
Usually in relation to too much noise (typically from us kids) or too much stress.
Never thought of it as a real thing… like I’d actually see someone’s head explode.
Today, I cried so hard that my nose bled. Not just like… little blood. Like. BLOOD. And now I have a headache.
I guess this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to pete fiel mwen.
I have to get this under control.