It’s Father’s Day on Sunday and what better way to pay tribute to dads than to celebrate their joke-making abilities?
IOL staff have fond stories to tell of the pathetic (or funny) stories dads just will keep telling. So here they are:
Dave Abrahams: From my father's father: What do you get if you cross a chicken and a centipede? I don't know either, but everybody gets a drumstick. And, from my father: What was round and purple and conquered the world? Alexander the grape.
Barry McCallum: Johnny goes to the zoo with mum and dad. Dad goes off to the loo.
Johnny points at the elephant and asks his mum: “What is that dangly thing under the elephant?”
“Its trunk,” says mum.
“No, no,”says Johnny, “further back.”
“No, no,”says Johnny, “further forward, between his legs.”
“Tch,” says Johnny's mum, “that's nothing.”
Dad comes back, and mum goes off to get ice cream.
“Dad,” asks Johnny, “what's that thing between the elephant's legs?”
“That's his penis,” says dad.
“But, dad,” asks Johnny, “why, when I asked mum what is was, did she said it was 'nothing'?”
“Ah,” says dad, “your mom is spoilt.”
Renee Moodie: My husband's Easter special for his sons: What do you get when you pour hot water down a rabbit hole? Hot cross bunnies! All of the guys think this is hilarious, every single year.
Benita Enoch: My dad said behind every successful man is a woman rolling her eyes.