Dad joke

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"Dad joke" is a pejorative term used to describe a corny or predictable joke, typically a pun.[1] Generally inoffensive, dad jokes are traditionally told by fathers among family, either with sincere humorous intent, or to intentionally provoke a negative reaction to its "dagginess". One of the most common "dad jokes" goes as follows: A child will say to the dad, "I am hungry," to which the dad will reply, "Hi, Hungry, I am Dad." Many dad jokes may be considered anti-jokes, deriving humour from an intentionally unfunny punchline. The term has spread into general use, receiving mentions in Australian quiz show Spicks and Specks,[2] and American sitcom How I Met Your Mother.[3]


  1. ^ "Father's Day: In praise of dad jokes". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2016-03-02. 
  2. ^ zombieshoes76 (2009-08-30), Spicks & Specks- Dad Jokes, retrieved 2016-03-02 
  3. ^ Fryman, Pamela (2008-11-10), Not a Father's Day, retrieved 2016-03-02 

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