Dad humour (HLD 39)

30 April 2020

I have a question for you. Maybe those of you with a medical/psychiatric education might know the answer… when in the ageing process of a male, do they suddenly start to appreciate Dad humour???

And yes, colloquially this is usually referred to as Dad jokes, but that’s only by other dads or dad wannabe’s who actually thing this style of humour is funny.

For instance – every time, over the past 38 years that I’ve known Simon, when we are in a restaurant of some sort and have ordered steak, and the waiter asks “how would you like it cooked”, Simon always – ALWAYS – says “Yes please”. He is usually giggling like a loon as he says this so the unfortunate person trying to take his order has to deal with the strange giggling mumbling man who makes no sense to anyone other than himself. I always apologise on his behalf, and explain that “He’s trying to be funny”. I can usually get a free drink out of sympathy for having to live with that sort of person.

Our son Ben suddenly started sprouting Dad jokes when his son was very young. He hasn’t done the steak routine yet so we haven’t had to stop socialising with him, but it may happen before too long.

So – what’s the best/worst dad ‘joke’ you’ve heard?

Here are some to get you started 🙂

Police arrested tongue twister champion. They say he’ll be given a tough sentence.

Circles are totally pointless.

If a child refuses to sleep during nap time, are they resisting a rest?

What’s the least spoken language in the world? Sign language.

Don’t trust atoms – they make up everything!

What has two butts and kills people – an assassin.

5/4 people admit they’re no good at fractions.

I only know 25 letters of the alphabet. I don’t know why.

I had a dream I was a muffler last night. I woke up exhausted.

Go for it.

I’m just off to cook Simon a steak for dinner.

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