Wedding Night Jitters

Just when I thought my French was getting better…

Last night I was listening to a shopkeeper across from my hotel tell me about the traditions of the Muslims in the area. He was talking in French and I was pretty proud of myself that I was understanding most of what he was saying.

Then he told me that he was circumcised on his wedding night.

At least that’s what I thought he said. Either my French is failing me again or there are some rituals around here that seem both counter-intuitive and counter-productive.