Graduation is just around the corner for many, and with it, the donning of the traditional cap-and-gown that is the uniform of a soon to be university graduate. But whence did this odd form of dress originate? you might ask. The graduation cap, or mortarboard, is believed to have evolved from the biretta, a hat worn by the Roman Catholic clergy.

Bored Panda has put together this list of funny graduation caps for you, soon to be former students, to help stave off the inevitable malaise that accompanies joining the workforce. Which hat do you find the funniest? Vote on your favourite, or submit your own funny graduation cap pictures! (h/t)

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Love it!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LOL - so true!! Just as cutthroat too!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LOL

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1227938 2 years ago

Amen

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Mymy 2 years ago

Awe cute and cool!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Wow.. the artwork alone is fantastic. She's going far in life, for sure!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Perfect!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

More totally awesome artwork... and so much truth too!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

I'll grant that this is cute, but... Self-absorbed much?

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Good question!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LMAO... unless this is high school graduation, there isn't much "Mom" can do about it. I do admire the non-confrontational way of making the announcement though! --------------------- Kind of like telling your parents you have a fatal illness, then when they are at the height of despair, you say, "I'm just kidding - actually, I'm just pregnant." Then, you best run... FAST!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Even better question!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LOL - this one is brilliant (and no, it's not a spelling mistake). This one will go far!!

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LaradeMontfort 2 years ago

I wish we had graduation things like this i australia:(

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LOL

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

I get the reference... just not sure why "Br-Ra" is in green.

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Wow - so detailed, and a sweet message to Mom as well. Very good!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Another example of beautiful artwork... great job!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Grammar might be though... ;)

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#20

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LMAO... especially coffee!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Just wait until you get your first job in your chosen field of study... then you'll REALLY know how much they did NOT teach you!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LOL - hopefully the rest of the grades were all A's. :)

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

I do hope that was an intentional spelling "mistake" ("wined" as in drank vs "whined" as in complained). If not, please tell me which college this was, so I can be sure my son never goes there!!

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#24

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LOL - this is cute!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

So are you applying to Nike?

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

That's all? It could be a LOT worse!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

lol

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ÐoNBLaZe 2 years ago

He must be a 9gagger

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Not sure what the dinosaurs are for, but this is cute regardless.

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#31

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ShaudaySmith 2 years ago

i love the broke ass nature of this.

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#32

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Awww... best reason ever!!

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Savdat02 2 years ago

Yes

#35

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Willi Waldmaus 2 years ago

LOL

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LOL - another Pokemon fan, just like me!! ;)

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Wow, awesome artwork, deep thoughts, and Tigger too!! This one will go far in life!!

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#38

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Praying hands, huh? Was it THAT close?

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#39

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LMAO

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Yep.

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

I just hope the score is not your student loan balance!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

YODA!!

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ShaudaySmith 2 years ago

Yesss!!!!

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Zan Mason 2 years ago

lol Fallout!

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Hanna 2 years ago

The girl under the cap is not 72 with that hair.... and I guess they never taught spelling

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#47

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

I like this one!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

I'm guessing she is NOT a "Beauty School Dropout" then? ;)

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LOL, and she probably is!

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Luiza Nacif 2 years ago

yet

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#53

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Awww - sweet!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

LOL - creative!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Better be careful - she may have one of her dragons burn down the university, with all the administrators inside!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Very true!! Congrats!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

K thru 6 teaching degree?

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Again with the praying hands.... maybe these folks should've slowed down a bit?

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

That world gets a lot smaller when you start looking for a job!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Good for you!! Hang in there!

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guess 2 years ago

It's a clock but the words are going counterclockwise (>*0*<) lol still cute just thought that was funny

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Mmmm... makes me hungry, lol.

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

I don't really get this one.

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Had to be a Frozen reference in here somewhere... at least it's not too cheesy though!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

Profound!!

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

This clock is definitely funnier than the other one above.

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Dawn Frank 2 years ago

Omg I going to that school this year!!!! How cool, I never thought a school from where I'm from would be in this list!!! Awesome!!!