Intermediate names for paper airplanes?
November 18, 2004 4:35 PM   Subscribe

What did people call paper airplanes in the gap between when paper was invented and when the airplane was invented? Paper birds?
posted by rushmc to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total)
Didn't daVinci make some? ornithopters? (flying birds?)
posted by amberglow at 4:59 PM on November 18, 2004

The Straight Dope has an article on the origins of paper airplanes, seems like they were called paper darts.
posted by borkencode at 5:03 PM on November 18, 2004

I've seen the phrase "paper darts" in 19th-century novels.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:16 PM on November 18, 2004

Response by poster: Bah, I knew that! Thanks, all.
posted by rushmc at 5:39 PM on November 18, 2004

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