“It is true that America is the country of progress,” agreed Poirot. There is much that I admire about Americans. Only—I am perhaps old-fashioned—but me, I find the American woman less charming than my own country-women. The French or Belgian girl, coquettish, charming—I think there is no one to touch her.”
from Murder on the Orient Express
Well, even Poirot couldn’t be right all the time.