On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 11:02:26 -0700, mac davis
It was never _named_ the spruce goose. Hughes always insisted on the
"Hercules" or the HK-4 / H-4. The "spruce goose" was just a label cooked
up by a newspaper and Hughes famously hated it.
In the recent film I think it's the corrupt Sen. Brewster who coins the
term, but in reailty he didn't have the wit for this and just called it
a "a flying lumberyard"