early 13c., "cunning, proud, ingenious," from O.Fr. cointe "pretty, clever, knowing," from L. cognitus "known," pp. of cognoscere "get or come to know well" (see cognizance). Sense of "old-fashioned but charming" is first attested 1795, and could describe the word itself, which had become rare after c.1700 (though it soon recovered popularity in this secondary sense). Chaucer used quaint and queynte as spellings of cunt in "Canterbury Tales" (c.1386), and Andrew Marvell may be punning on it similarly in "To His Coy Mistress" (1650).
"quaint." Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. 08 Mar. 2013. < Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/quaint >.
"Sunrise doesn't last all morning."
– George Harrison
"He that watereth shall be watered also himself."
"A friend by your side can keep
you warmer than the richest furs."
"The stomach rules the head."
'Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.'
- Quentin Crisp
I have most certainly not been told before, my dear.
Besides, they are just letters. No letters are offensive.
Apart from bills.
Fuck and not Cunt, eh?
How quaint of you.
"The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage."
really offends people, Lard. You've been told before.
i couldn't agree more.
the next time it happens Mr. Weir, don't walk off stage. encourage others to punch the offenders in the throat.
anyone talking throughout a performance is a cunt.