Finally, it’s official — ‘dad jokes’, famous for making children groan with embarrassment, are funny.
A study this week found that these witticisms, generally maligned for being so gruesomely corny do make people laugh.
‘What do you call a man with a spade on his head?’ ran a joke in the experiment carried out by University College London. Answer: ‘Dug.’
Here are some of the other jokes included in the study:
How do you light up a football stadium? With a football match.
What do you call it when a hen looks at a lettuce? A chicken sees-her salad.
Did you hear about the man who was fired from the calendar factory? He took a couple of days off.
What’s the difference between a poorly dressed man on a tricycle and a well-dressed man on a bicycle? Attire.
What do you call a man with a seagull on his head? Cliff.
What do you call a deer with no eyes? No eye-deer.