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They're so cringe that they're funny

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Ash Sanders, 16th Jun 2022
Tags: Life Blog Comedy Parents

This coming Sunday, we celebrate Father's Day here in the UK. 

Of course, everyone has their own experience of what the word father means. For some it brings to mind the loving and present male figure in their lives, but for others it's a reminder that their father figure was absent, or abusive. Whatever your experience, check in with yourself and prioritise self-care if and when you need to this Father's Day. 

Whatever our experience, one thing we can all appreciate is a good 'dad-joke', right? 

There's an absolute tonne of them out there, and research by greetings card specialists Moonpig.com reveals that Liverpudlian dads are the funniest, with Birmingham and Cardiff fathers coming in a close second and third. Apparently Norwich-based dads are at the front of the funny struggle bus, joined at the bottom of the heap with Southampton and Nottingham dads! 

To celebrate Father's Day in 2022 (and to help those of you from Norwich apparently) we thought we'd share some of our favourite dad-jokes. Enjoy!

Why do fathers take an extra pair of socks when they go golfing? In case they get a hole in one.

What did the ocean say to the beach? Nothing, it just waved.

Where do you learn to make a banana split? Sundae school.

My wife asked me to stop singing “Wonderwall” to her. I said maybe…

Why do bees have sticky hair? Because they use a honeycomb.

Did you hear about the kidnapping at school? It’s fine, he woke up.

What's the best time to go to the dentist? Tooth hurty.

I used to hate facial hair, but then it grew on me.

Dad, did you get a haircut? No I got them all cut. 

I slept like a log last night. Woke up in the fireplace. 

How did Darth Vader know what Luke got him for Christmas? He felt his presents.

What do you call a fish wearing a bow tie? Sofishticated.

I love telling Dad jokes. Sometimes he even laughs. 

How does a man on the moon cut his hair? Eclipse it. 

And finally, for the UK's best Dad-joke, as voted for in a 2021 UK competition:

I once hired a limo but when it arrived, the guy driving it walked off! I said "Excuse me? Are you not going to drive me?" The guy told me that the price didn't include a driver…

… so I'd spent £400 on a limo and have nothing to chauffeur it!

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