In the francique mosellan dialect I am speaking, there's a semi-mocking, yet not really offensive in the least, and perhaps even friendly, expression "Voulez-vous die Gruweschuh ?" — "Non, merci, mir reiche die !", used to poke fun at the French, or the French language.
I have a two-part question about that:
- Is this expression actually known outside of la Sarre — I'm thinking mostly Lorraine, Champagne, Ardenne, and Alsace here — or is it something the German speakers keep to themselves?
- And is there an equivalent, or similar, expression in said regions to poke fun right back at the Germans across the border? Failing that, is there a more universal expression or saying, common to all of France, to poke fun at Germans or the German language?