The Best Dad Jokes

The best dad jokes are those that make you roll your eyes and groan at the same time. They’re the cliche puns and one-liners that fathers everywhere just can’t help telling. They’re the cringe-worthy jokes that are so bad they’re good — like “what do you call a group of rabbits?” or “why did the potato say ‘I love you’ to the ketchup?”

While many dad jokes are wholesome and family friendly, some have a raunch factor to them. The reason for this is that dads use their jovial tone of voice to teasingly embarrass their kids. This teasing style of humour is a hallmark of modern fathers who are a far cry from the domineering patriarchal figures of the past.

Dads may feel a sense of pride in their ability to wreak havoc on the image-conscious and sensitive adolescent mind. In the end, however, it’s important to remember that these dad jokes are not just silly puns. They serve a pedagogical function by helping children to develop a higher tolerance of embarrassment.

As a result, the next time your dad tells you a bad pun, think of it as a learning experience — one that will help you grow into a stronger and more resilient adult. And while you’re at it, share your own dad jokes with us on Instagram using the hashtag #DadJokesRule. (Image courtesy of Shutterstock)

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