If finding parallels is the game, then this Twitter account is the winner.

It's called "True, I Guess..." and it shares — you guessed it — pictures of things that are technically true. It sounds simple, but believe me, just a couple of its tweets can make you question both your existence and the world around you.

Are nightmares dreams? Or free horror movies that you produce, direct, and star in? Do you have a skeleton inside you? Or are you (the brain) inside of a skeleton?

Continue scrolling and you tell me!

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Sue Lynn Chan
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3 months ago

Troll.....

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
3 months ago

Respect the teacher for giving extra credit, it was deserved.

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A few months ago, my colleague Jonas wrote a piece on a subreddit with the same kind of energy as this Twitter account. Check it out if you haven't already!

Back then, Jonas compared these "obvious" remarks to dad jokes and I gotta say, I probably agree. Dad jokes are simultaneously beloved and maligned, deeply ingrained in the intimacies of family life, and yet universal and public enough to have a cult following.

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Ross Keim
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3 months ago (edited)

One of my fav memes was when trump tweeted stop the count, and someone replied a picture of the count going ah-ah-ah

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Dina Simoné
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3 months ago

By hitting a window with your bare fist in the regular manly fashion of course

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Vicky Z
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3 months ago

I put my money on the shark!

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If there's one thing that describes dad jokes, it's wordplay. You know it goes, "Hey, do you know what time my dentist appointment is? Tooth-hurty." "Why do they always build fences around cemeteries? Because people are dying to get in." 

Stanley Dubinsky, an English professor at the University of South Carolina and the father of two young-adult sons, is a real enthusiast of dad jokes, mostly of the non-pun variety; he likes to deliberately mispronounce words sometimes, just to hear his kids groan and scoff exasperatedly. 

"I take a little bit of perverse pleasure in causing them some embarrassment when I speak," Dubinsky said. "Your kids are embarrassed by you anyway, so the next best thing [to them laughing in earnest at your jokes] is to level with that."

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Robert T
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3 months ago

That is a terrible map.

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Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

Well it's curtains for you.

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Dina Simoné
Community Member
3 months ago

Ha! Depends where the cow comes from. A french cow has a meuhd

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But Dubinsky is also a linguist and the co-author of the book Understanding Language Through Humor, and as he explains it, there's a particular type of wordplay that gives a joke the dubious distinction of being a dad joke.

"Most jokes rely on some semantic ambiguity or grammatical ambiguity. The things people call dad jokes are the ones where the ambiguity is crushingly obvious," he explained.

Which is also the case here!

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Christopher Walkies
Community Member
3 months ago

Also, every day is a new day in America. And everywhere else.

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Dina Simoné
Community Member
3 months ago

The instructions were not very clear

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tiari
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Plus that meme is simply a lie.

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Eppe
Community Member
3 months ago

We live in strange times. I was gonna write his profile picture is perfect for this quote, because of the simultaneously smart and goofy face he's making. But then I thought people would think I meant because he's black. That made me a little sad.

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Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago

But can we discuss that username?

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
3 months ago

Ooh come visit Jack's blowhole in NZ! Lol and don't ask which Jack

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ravina nimje
Community Member
3 months ago

Gonna Die Fat

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

READ MY WORDS BOBO!

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Dina Simoné
Community Member
3 months ago

Uhhhhhhh, I know every phone number too! Need to write that on my resume

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Dodo
Community Member
3 months ago

The Bible tells you that you can pray anywhere. So, yeah, churches aren't essential.

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
3 months ago

What about e-readers..hmm

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Stunning level of detail.

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Sergy Yeltsen
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Has her own built-in flotation devices, too.

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Green Machine
Community Member
3 months ago

What are the odds!

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Dina Simoné
Community Member
3 months ago

That person must be a lawyer

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Liset Vossen
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Go team Earth!

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

He has a point

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
3 months ago

This is a very easy math problem.

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Green Machine
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

They sound like a 'glass if half drowned' kind of person.

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Janine B.
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm jealous.

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Rokas Laurinavičius
BoredPanda Staff
3 months ago

Awful taste but great execution

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Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago

Well. Those questions are rather stoupid.

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Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
3 months ago

Does anyone have unseen juice?

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kristy sickles
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, Nevermind

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RandomX123
Community Member
3 months ago

Okay, but what about the next question?

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
3 months ago

Björn that way

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Green Machine
Community Member
3 months ago

Straight to the point.

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TheWickedOne
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3 months ago (edited)

What about 22nd... don't those count?

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Dina Simoné
Community Member
3 months ago

Awww, that sounds so cute ♡

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ravina nimje
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3 months ago

They can be picky eaters, like what if they only keep on eating bacon forever. I bet 600 pounds is a small number.

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Sue Lynn Chan
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3 months ago

So it's hot outside when you go outside and it's hot?

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Springy boi
Community Member
3 months ago

Captain Jack Harkness (doctor who character)

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