Dad jokes are a touchy subject: some people adore them while others think they’re the lowest form of humor. Most of us are guilty of telling a dad joke or two every once a while, but we’ve got nothing on the Dad Says Jokes Instagram account that is dedicated entirely to posting dad jokes. With more than 1.9 million loyal followers on Instagram, you could even say it’s… the daddy of all dad joke social media accounts. [Accepts Nobel Peace Prize for the corniest joke of the year.]

We’ve collected some of the punniest Dad Jokes dad jokes, so scroll down, enjoy, remember to tell us which ones were your faves, and share them with your friends if you know they’re feeling down. If you’re still craving some cheesy humor, have a look through Bored Panda’s previous list about Dad Says Jokes right here.

The National Post claims that the very first recorded use of the term “dad joke” happened in 1987 when Jim Kalbaugh, a columnist with the Gettysburg Times, wrote: “As we approach Father’s Day, I would like to propose that ‘Dad’ Jokes not be banned. They should be revered, preserved.” Kalbaugh got his wish because the internet is keeping the dad joke genre alive and well.

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Orillion
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6 months ago

Maybe this is me getting old, but this actually made me laugh.

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Jeremy
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6 months ago

Took a sec

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juice
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6 months ago

oof

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Comedian Paul Seven told the National Post that nowadays humor is all about instant gratification and avoiding insulting anybody. According to him, dad jokes have no social commentary, no agenda, no political material—they’re as neutral as can be.

That’s because they rely on puns. “It’s a genre most kids grow up with and can relate to, no matter where they are from. It requires no cultural know-how, no knowledge of social trends, or world updates,” Seven says.

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Ruth oro
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6 months ago

Funny

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Fred and George Weasley
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6 months ago

i almost spat out my butterbeer

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Stuart McCulloch
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6 months ago

I guffawed. This one deserves the top place.

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“Dad jokes take the audience away from everything awful to something so neutral and inoffensive, without even trying. You don’t have to think and no one gets hurt. I think we’re tired of turning on CNN and watching the absolute nightmare that is the reality around the world. And then you go on Twitter and you read about dad puns,” the comedian explained the beauty of dad jokes and how they help us unwind.

In his opinion, comedy and humor should be about “healing” and making people feel better about themselves, not putting someone else down for a quick laugh. And dad jokes are perfect for this role. After all, the worst they can do is make us cringe.

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David Wong
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6 months ago

Try Wrinkling Time to soften the problem.

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

Groan...

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David Wong
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6 months ago

And they will love staying home.

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Fred and George Weasley
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6 months ago

this is witty and genius lol

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Krazy Kanuck
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6 months ago

(for those not accustomed with this euphemism Elephant in the room From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_in_the_room The expression "elephant in the room" (usually "the elephant in the room") or "the elephant in the living room"[1][2] is a metaphorical idiom in English for an important or enormous topic, problem, or risk that is obvious or that everyone knows about but no one mentions or wants to discuss because it makes at least some of them uncomfortable or is personally, socially, or politically embarrassing, controversial, inflammatory, or dangerous.[3][4] It is based on the idea/thought that something as conspicuous as an elephant can appear to be overlooked in codified social interactions and that the sociology/psychology of repression also operates on the macro scale. Various languages across the world have words that describe similar concepts.

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Vivek Mhatre
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6 months ago

Funny, but too early.

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Well, I Tried
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6 months ago

I had to read it twice to understand it

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juice
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6 months ago

i think you mean Finnish line :)

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Molly Cule
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6 months ago

Women's faults are many but men have only two. Everything they say and everything they do. (Please don't think I'm ignorant enough to actually believe this. It's just a funny ditty.)

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Kris Sh
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6 months ago

Lol, took me a minute. 'Cause people sneeze differently in different languages.

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Naomi Wayker
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6 months ago

i swear i love these

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Kesam
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6 months ago

At least it was glasses. Not car brakes.

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backatya
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5 months ago

Nah

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Rose the Cook
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6 months ago

Somehow I can imagine this really happening!

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David Wong
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6 months ago

Ok. Don't do that in stool sampling.

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Adit Danhorn
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6 months ago

so true

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Kaspar Kristiansen
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6 months ago

Even better with the original BBQ abbrevation: Barberqueue...

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David Wong
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6 months ago

It's a portable P-seat.

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Monika Soffronow
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6 months ago

I had a lightbulb moment...

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David Wong
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6 months ago

I have inside laughed.

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citcat
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6 months ago

Once I tried to send hi guys but autocorrect changed it to hey ugly sticks

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Nea
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6 months ago

Deep

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Kesam
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6 months ago (edited)

I, for one, don't like to cut corners, so I will apply to be a surgeon. But, come to think of it, I'm a little sad by nature and would like to do something uplifting, so I might also apply to be an elevator conductor. But then again, I hate it when people go off the rails, so I think will just go back to my old job as a train conductor.

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Cloe Roland
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6 months ago

I dont get it.

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