What makes a dad joke isn't just the fact that it is often lame, but rather a dad joke is told souly for the entertainment of the teller (dad) and not the audience.
My dad didn't notice me in the room and just tested a stud finder on himself, beeped, said it worked, and laughed with nobody else around him. Typical dad joke
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A specific type of single line dry humor that is primarily used by fathers.

The Dad Joke is a pejorative term to describe a corny or predictable joke, typically a pun. Generally inoffensive, Dad Jokes are traditionally told by fathers among family, either with sincere humorous intent, or to intentionally provoke a negative reaction.

It is important to note that said antidotes and jokes are unrelated to those intended to be about fathers; rather, the Dad Joke is a single line of irony or direct correlated humor, created by and demonstrated by the father, or dad, himself.

An example of one of the most common Dad Jokes is 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 are considered to be anti-jokes, deriving humor from an intentionally unfunny punchline.

Term Origination: The Dad Joke has been the cause of much controversy throughout the decades since origination. A man in Florida was actually banned from Walt Disney World due to the use of a Dad Joke. Bernard Lakritz is credited as being the originator of the Dad Joke in 1949 with the term spreading into general use, receiving mentions in Australian quiz show Spicks And Specks, and American sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

References In The Media:

Father's Day: In Praise Of Dad Jokes
10 Best Dad Jokes Ahead Of Father's Day

Spicks & Specks - Dad Jokes

Not A Father's Day
Even Jesus Told A Great Dad Joke
Dad Jokes On Reddit
"That was a horrible Dad Joke!"

"Stop Dad Joking!"

"No Dad Jokes allowed."

"Oh, no, is dad telling more Dad Jokes?"
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A dad joke sounds like a bad joke, but it's not.
Dad: My son says I only make 'dad jokes'. What's a 'dad joke'?
Dad: "A dad joke" sounds like "a bad joke", but it's not.
Dad: Got it. Thanks, dad.
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Jokes told by a lot of dads that may may been funny years or decades ago but have grown "tired" over time. Examples include "Caddy Shack" or "Borat" bits. Dads typically have a static repertoire of these jokes they have been perfecting for years.
Any time someone mentions New York Italians the Dad Joke in response may be "fuhgeddaboudit."
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