Language Stereotypes In General
Some accents are certainly better than others. A light London lilt, for example, can be quite charming, while an Iranian growl will cause your new friends to nervously eyeball your backpack/anthrax bomb. A Canadian accent doesn’t require much effort, but neither does it lend much mystery. A Cockney accent will give you a certain amount of Old World street cred, but might encourage strangers to reach down and make sure they’re still in possession of their wallet. A German accent is fine, but try to steer clear of political and historical discussions. A French accent will help you communicate with the ladies, but men will inquire about your reputed expertise in running backwards while waving a white flag and signing surrender documents.
— Frank Kelly Rich, Say It Loud, Say It Plowed
"I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse."
— Attributed to King Charles I of Spain / Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
"Château Haut-Brion 1959, magnificent wine, I love French wine, like I love the French language. I have sampled every language, French is my favourite - fantastic language, especially to curse with. Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperie de connard d'enculé de ta mère. It's like wiping your ass with silk, I love it."
— The Merovingian, The Matrix Revolutions
Khan: (a Mexican(?) guy) How many minutes do you preciously offer?
"The German language suits heavy metal music. French might be the language of love, but German is the language of anger."
— Olliver "Ollie" Riedel, bassist of Rammstein
"'Bustenhalter'. Doesn't it sound crude."
—Mrs Betty Slocombe regarding the German word for bra, Are You Being Served?, "German Week"
German is such a beautiful, poetic language. As an example: the word "butterfly". In French? Papillion. In Spanish? Mariposa. In German? SCHMETTERLING! [...] Even butterflies are afraid of their name in Germany!
"Lieutenant, will you stop talking like that? Firstly, I can't understand a word you're saying, and second: your accent gives me a raging booner!"
— Starship Hooters 3: Undresser