Friday, March 17, 2017

He Hersheys

Not too long ago I was gathered around my kitchen table with friends when one person produced a Hershey bar and offered pieces to the rest of us. It is a "He Hershey" he said.

He Hershey & She Hershey are two expression from Ocracoke Island. I am not aware of the use of these terms anywhere else.

So, here is a fun game for our readers. If you think you know what an O'cocker means by a He Hershey send your answer to with "He Hershey" in the subject box. Please, only one answer per email address. All correct answers received by midnight, March 21, 2017, will be entered into a random drawing for this set of three beautiful note cards:

Sometime on Wednesday, March 22, I will publish the answer and the winner in the comment section of this blog post (March 17, 2017).

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Electrification of Ocracoke Island. You can read it here:


  1. Congratulations to Glenda Medford. Her name was randomly selected from all of the folks who submitted the correct answer to our question: What does an Ocracoker mean by a "He Hershey?" He Hersheys, of course, are the ones with nuts!

  2. My father (who was in the Navy) knew the answer... he must've had an O'cocker on the sub. :-) Congratulations to Glenda!!!

  3. Well, I mis-read the question from the start, duh! Apparently, this dingbatter has heard of he/she Hershey's too but, YUP, totally different meaning from what an O'cockers, lol! What a fun game, tks for the chance anyway Amy, et. al. & Congrats to Ms. Glenda too!