From the New Zealand Herald:
Teenagers fail to make use of free visits to the dentist because dental care is viewed as uncool, a University of Otago study has found.
So, I read that and it seemed a bit strange. Like, I couldn’t quite imagine a 15 year old saying “I don’t go to the dentist because it is uncool.” It just doesn’t quite ring true as the sort of thing a teenager would say. Then I read on and came to this paragraph:
“Being seen to be concerned about oral health in this contemporary youth culture is considered to be ‘just so gay’, defined as boring, pointless or irrelevant,” the report says.
Ah, that’s more like it. Going to the dentist isn’t uncool, it’s totally gay.