Now I know how you feel, J-J ! Luke, you took the words out of my mouth! I would have tried to be cutesier, a la
RIEN - "Don't be fooled by that fancy claim, in Paris it means nothing..."

Here's Plan B:
MICEN, pronounced meissen
1) German pottery
2) Steinbeck story about two men, one mentally challenged, exploring the theme Are You a Man or a Mouse? ["Of Micen Men"]