The story became know across France as a tale of the rich and poor, the powerful and the powerless.

'conter Fleurette' became a phrase that you might use when a young girl is discarded by a lover.

In southern France, some usage were yet used in 1484,.

For, hinei, the winter is past, the geshem (rain) is over and gone; The flowers appear on ha’aretz; the time of zemer (song, singing of birds) has come; and the voice of the turtle dove is heard in Artzeinu (our Land); The te’enah (fig tree) putteth forth her early figs, and the vines with the tender grape give forth fragrance. She observed in the flirtations between the American soldiers and British women a pattern of misunderstandings regarding who is supposed to take which initiative.

She wrote of the Americans, "The boy learns to make advances and rely upon the girl to repulse them whenever they are inappropriate to the state of feeling between the pair", as contrasted to the British, where "the girl is reared to depend upon a slight barrier of chilliness...

He wrote that courtship in both cultures used approximately 30 steps from "first eye contact to the ultimate consummation", but that the sequence of the steps was different.

For example, kissing might be an early step in the American pattern but a relatively intimate act in the English pattern.

This may be accomplished by communicating a sense of playfulness or irony.

Double entendres, with one meaning more formally appropriate and another more suggestive, may be used.

Some people flirt simply for amusement, with no intention of developing any further relationship.

For others, flirting serves a purpose and is employed as a tool to achieve a specific (professional) goal (good salespeople will recognise situations where flirting will help a sale).

Since this part of France and Britain were at this time united the word also entered the English language as 'flirting'.

To this true story is often ascribed the origin of the word. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.

Anyway, the association of flowers, spring, youngth, and women is not modern and were yet considered in ancient culture, such as the Chloris in ancient Greece, or Flora (deity) in ancient Roman empire, including Floralia festival, and in older poems: “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.