While visiting Berlin one day between the wars, legendary Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop bumped into the Nazi deputy Hermann Goering, himself a much-decorated fighter pilot. "I've been curious to know what you called us," Bishop remarked. "We always referred to you as Huns," he added, "because it was the worst thing we could think of." "Oh, we just called you Britishers," Goering replied. "We always considered that quite bad enough!"
[Bishop was once described as "a fantastic shot but a terrible pilot."]