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 In short, yes. In Long…… Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssss.

Let the Celebration Begin!!!!

Ok, so after much field research (*wink wink*), I have come to the conclusion that the above statement is indeed fact. However, it should be noted that not all Trini girls can in fact wine, and not all non – Trinis can’t.  But before I jump into my full analysis of the subject, let me take a moment to explain the concept.

By wine, I am not referring to the alcoholic beverage often made by fermented fruits and berries. The term wining or to wine may be defined as the gyration of the waist and hips in a provocative manner usually in tempo with accompanying music.  Wining, also known as bubblin’, flexin’, bess dance, jook and freakum dancing, can also be used as a measure of value for teens and adolescents. Observe: the teenage male (sometimes the adult male – but this is totally another story altogether) uses the wine concept to gauge the success of a given event or party. For example, Derrick says, “Boy!!! This party was wicked (see: amazing) – I get ‘bout 10 flex (see: wine) or Michael says, “Steupsssss… this party buss (see: lame), is only level brace I getting (see: rejection from wine)”. When a wine is purposely withheld from an individual, whether with malicious intent or simply because of lack of attraction/interest, the pursuer of the wine often feels a sense of dejection and sometimes takes reticent characteristics (See: Paco). Also, if the wine is not up to par, it is sometimes preferable to refrain from such acts (See: walk off mid-dance or pretend one’s phone is ringing). These tactics are used by both the male and the female winer.

In my travels, I have had the fortune/misfortune to experience wines from many different cultures. And I have deduced that cultures heavily influenced by African and Latin customs usually produce the most effective winer. With that being said, considering the history of Trinidad and Tobago and its proximity to South America, I was not too surprised when I made my aforementioned diagnosis. Runners-up to this prestigious award include Bajans, Jamaicans, Bahamians, Nigerians and Brazillians. But it should also be noted that while living in the US, I have noticed a very unique phenomenon. Some Americans can in fact wine quite well, whereas others are surprisingly horrible – yet they wine at very similar frequency distributions.

Hmmm. So this begs the question, “Can USA girls wine?” Where I reply, “I don’t know. It depends”

So what do you think? Feel free to vote and voice your opinions.

– Abay

PS. Please note that when I say a good wine, I am implying in-time with the accompanying music.


August 2020

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