[Meta] The real purpose of dad jokes

Back in the before times, when sit-down restaurants existed, I used to order boneless cheese sticks and would just throw the word "boneless" in front of any appetizer with 100% corniness. The purpose of this isn't to make a good joke. It's not a good joke. The purpose is to make my dining companions catch some cringe splash damage and want to crawl into a hole and die out of embarrassment for my being horribly corny.

But there is a real, deeper purpose that I've discovered entirely by accident. People, especially young people, are so self-conscious and worried about saying or doing something embarrassing that it taints a lot of social gatherings. They go to a restaurant and are afraid to speak up even when their order is blatantly wrong. They'll tip well even when the food took an hour to arrive and the server has disappeared into the corn stalks behind a baseball field. It takes 2 hours of hanging out together before some friends finally stop nitpicking themselves, uncomfortable in t

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Apparently there is bi-partisan agreement in Congress that medicinal marijuana should be allowed for the purpose of relieving arthritis pain...

In other words, there is joint support for joint support for joint support...

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πŸ‘€︎ u/honolulu_oahu_mod
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Take out just for emergency purposes
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πŸ‘€︎ u/techyolofam
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Please i need it for medical purposes
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πŸ‘€︎ u/annamodski
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I don't like word play jokes done on purpose...

I prefer when they're pun-intentional

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πŸ‘€︎ u/Arctic_Womble
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What do you call a knife with no purpose?

Pointless

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πŸ‘€︎ u/ManAmeJeEf
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What did the man exclaim after the change machine explained its purpose?

Ah, makes cents!

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πŸ‘€︎ u/manlymatt83
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My friend always goes to the campground when he seeks purpose...

That's the only time his thoughts are in tents.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/thomasbrakeline
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I misunderstood the purpose of the colour conference...

It was a red hearring, so I blue myself for nothing.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/Ruminino
πŸ“…︎ Sep 11 2019
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The sole purpose of a child’s middle name.

is so they can tell when it's really inΒ trouble.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/Namirred
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Duct tape isn't ever used for its intended purpose...

But it DOES seal quacks in ducks

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πŸ‘€︎ u/thomasbrakeline
πŸ“…︎ Jul 23 2019
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Everything has a purpose

God gave you toes as a device for finding furniture in the dark

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πŸ‘€︎ u/tfowler11
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My dad said,"Do not use the bathroom for long time for other purposes...

.... either urinate or you're out of it"

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πŸ‘€︎ u/Allgen
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What do you call a rodent that refuses to be used for scientific purposes?

A lab brat.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/TommehBoi
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Purpose
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πŸ‘€︎ u/rawlingstones
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Putting on makeup and putting on glasses serve the same purpose

They make the person look better

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What is the purpose of a breast cancer awareness week?

To keep cancer from getting the breast of us.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/FISHunderscore
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When my wife goes skiing she finds it fun to fall on purpose.

She's a strange woman, but that's how she rolls.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/markyland
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Whats the purpose of the flour in that recipe?

all.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/GoMilkTheCowsBro
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When playing Mario Odyssey, I asked my kids if they thought the tanks served a purpose...

...or are they tanks for nothing?

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πŸ‘€︎ u/SuperC142
πŸ“…︎ Nov 27 2017
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Last week a self-driving car hit my brother on purpose

I guess it had faulty automotives

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πŸ‘€︎ u/halcyon427
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What do you call the gradual decline to eventual loss of living tree wives who you marry with the purpose of showing them off ?

Ent-trophy.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/WheresTheWombo
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JusReign and JehanR travel to Iceland for the sole purpose of PUNNING youtube.com/watch?v=cGwnf…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/frontlawnstuff
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Teacher walked into our classroom for one purpose

Teacher "I used to be addicted to soap... Don't worry I'm all clean now" Then he just started cracking up and left.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/memgriz32
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My dad thought he was kidnapped on purpose

Turns out he was mis-taken.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/upsidedownqbert
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If someone slips and falls on purpose, to claim insurance it should be called...

A Fraudian Slip.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/silentpl
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It wasn't on purpose

My father had been in a phase where all he'd drink was wine from the Rhine region of Germany.

When the waiter at the Chinese restaurant asked what we wanted for drinks, my father, knowing that not all restaurants carry it, asked "Do you have Rhine?"

Waiter: Yes, of course

Dad: Ok, great, I'll have that!

Waiter (looking confused): Ahh, ok, you want red rine, or white rine?

Dad: uhh.. how about merlot?

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πŸ‘€︎ u/natrous
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Apparently there is bi-partisan agreement in Congress that medicinal marijuana should be allowed for the purpose of relieving arthritic pain.

In other words, there is joint support for joint support for joint support.

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