Is that what you call them in England? Do they smell like it?
I don't know if they smell like it, but back in the days when Germany had a navy (before WW1) the Germans took along sauerkraut against scurvy and the British took along lime juice (both have vitamin C). In the ports the Brits called the Germans "krauts" and the Germans call the Brits "limies". Just sailor to sailor, no hatred involved at that point in time.