Trinis happy and have sexiest accents, says CNN

Trinis happy and have sexiest accents, says CNN

Story Updated: Dec 21, 2012  – Trinidad Express

Trinidadians have been polled as being among the happiest people in the world.

And on top of that, citizens also have one of the world’s most sexiest accents, according to international polls conducted by Gallup Inc and CNN.

An Associated Press (AP) report on Wednesday stated that Gallup Inc asked roughly 1,000 people in each of 148 countries the following questions: Did you feel well-respected yesterday? Were you treated with respect all day yesterday? Did you laugh or smile a lot yesterday? Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday? Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about enjoyment?  

According to the average percentage of respondents worldwide who said “yes” to these five questions reflects a relatively upbeat world.

Gallup found that 85 per cent of adults worldwide felt treated with respect all day, 72 per cent smiled and laughed a lot, 73 per cent felt enjoyment a lot of the day, and 72 per cent felt well-rested.

The website stated that the only emotion that less than half of people worldwide reported experiencing was getting to learn or do something interesting the previous day, at 43 per cent. Despite many global challenges, people worldwide are experiencing many positive emotions.

Trinidad and Tobago was listed on the top ten happiest countries in the world.

The top 10 are as follows:

  1. Panama – 85 per cent
  2. Paraguay – 85 per cent
  3. El Salvador – 84 per cent
  4. Venezuela – 84 per cent
  5. Trinidad and Tobago – 83 per cent
  6. Thailand – 83 per cent
  7. Guatemala – 82 per cent
  8. Philippines – 82 per cent
  9. Ecuador – 81 per cent
  10. Costa Rica – 81 per cent

The top ten saddest countries were:

  1. Singapore – 46 per cent
  2. Armenia – 49 per cent
  3. Iraq – 50 per cent
  4. Georgia – 52 per cent
  5. Yemen – 52 per cent
  6. Serbia – 52 per cent
  7. Belarus – 53 per cent
  8. Lithuania – 54 per cent
  9. Madagascar – 54 per cent

In another report carried on CNN travel on November 30, 2012, the Trinidadian accent was listed as number 10 in the top 11 in the world.

Number one was Italian followed by French, Spanish, Czech, Nigerian, Irish, Oxford British, US Southern, Brazilian Portuguese, Trinidadians and Thai.

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  • jacklow2  On 12/30/2012 at 8:34 pm

    Well, according to my poll Guyanese are very beautiful people. always have
    a smile even if they have no money, very hospitable.and accommadating.
    As for me, my husband being French and Guyanese, I consider his accent
    very sexxxy…together 37yrs:-) So Guyana is number (1) on my list.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 01/02/2013 at 5:01 am

    Judging by the list of the “happiest countries”, I see Central and South America got it going on … I believe that “happy” attitude tends to spill over cross-borders. So you right – if you’re Guyanese – You Happy!!!

  • jacklow2  On 01/02/2013 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you Mr Duncan, I am 150% percent and more Guyanese.And I am
    representing all Guyanese, for I am 1/4 Carib, 1/4 arawack,(Guyana)1/2 Portoguse from Maderia

    1/2 spanish. from (Venezula )1/4( Scottish.)and last but not least 1/2 east Indian from India.HOORAY…i.AM VERY VERY HAPPY!!!!:-)
    Yvonne Gonsalves De Clou….Happy 2013

    • Ruction  On 01/03/2013 at 2:33 am

      Gal, how yu a keep track with all de halves you have there? Yu get a tally book wha yu a keep trak wid?

      Yu mus be good wid DNA gal! How ya tell Carib form Arawak?

      • jacklow2  On 01/05/2013 at 1:29 am

        It seems by your language you are not a guyanese. I am happy to tell you.
        My father is 1/2 carib and my mother is1/2 arawack…got it:-)

        Guyanese woman

    • Astro  On 01/13/2013 at 4:24 pm

      1/2 Spanish, 1/4 Scottish & 1/2 east Indian = One and a quarter! So you are more than 1 person. How can that be?! Well it doesn’t matter I am sure the extra 1/4 is just lovely 🙂

      • jacklow2  On 01/16/2013 at 6:20 am

        You have a great since of humor:-) astro..1 forgot to mention my twin sister.
        And she is lovely:-)


  • Donna  On 01/03/2013 at 3:15 am

    We Guyanese people are the nicest people ever, happy, fun loving, i wish i could meet a nice gentleman from Guyana, they all seem to be taken. Im proud to be a Guyanese, and hope one sweet day i can return and reside there. Im the happiest person when im there.

  • de castro  On 01/06/2013 at 2:30 pm

    scientifically it has been proven “beyond all reasonable doubt”
    that people of “mixed” races are more intelegent after the first MIX
    but unless the MIX continues and is not diluted they improve in intelegence.
    “Interlectuals” are not neccessarily “intelligent”…..

    people who are decisive apply commonsence to their decision making.

    common sense prevails


  • compton de castro  On 02/01/2013 at 7:25 pm


    WICKED !


    congratulations yvonne (sexy woman) !

    …nah giv up on di men…but failng dah wah about a woman…

    Years ago in GT two buys decide to marry in BRICKDAM CATHEDRAL..
    one ah dem was dressed in a beautiful white wedding dress..wid bridesmaids
    in tow…
    Di police got a tip off and arrested dem gal and buy but think deh was set free
    …no charges pressed …nah sure if dem gals or buys are legal to marry yet…

    In Spain gay marriages are acceptable..lawful
    In most of Euroland also UK..

    wah mi na accept is dem havin children (adopted) (donated) to upbring…

    Elton John and his buyfriend are legally allowed to bring up two pickinee…
    Me can neva accept dah…just my prejudices !


  • Winston  On 02/02/2013 at 10:54 pm

    Self parise is no praise at all!!!

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