People are the same everywhere--or just-about-nearly-almost. When French boys and girls pluck daisy petals their chant is not, "He loves me, he loves me not," but rather "Il m'aime un peu, beaucoup, passionément, à la folie, pas du tout..." (He loves me a little, a lot, passionately, madly, not at all.)
une marguerite: a daisy
effleurer: to delicately brush or touch
effleurer la marguerite: to play "he loves me, he loves me not"
©2012 P.B. Lecron