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The Brighter 5: Five funny jokes to celebrate National Be A Dork Day with a laugh

[July 15, 2021: Josh Shavit]


Rainn Wilson as the dorky Dwight Schrute - Credit: NBC Universal


National Be A Dork Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy. The word ‘dork’ has interesting origins. It was first used in the late 1800s as an informal and slang term for ‘penis’. People used it mostly in the British army to make fun of each other. However, almost a century later, in the late ’60s, the word had reached American shores, with people using it in university/college settings. Initially, it was seen as a derogatory term since it mocked a person for their lack of social skills. Yet, as time passed by, the term took on less belittling connotations. Today, in many settings, people employ the word ‘adorkable’ to describe someone who is both socially awkward, but cute and adorable at the same time.


Many tend to confuse ‘dork’ with ‘nerd’ and ‘geek’. Nerds and geeks are people who are interested in subjects to the point of utter fascination and tireless research. People who are diehard fans of things like pop culture icons, comics, and scientific research are also considered to be nerds and geeks. Such people will know the ins and outs of their passion project from A to Z. Dorks, on the other hand, are generally interested in things that are not considered conventionally ‘intelligent’. Moreover, their social awkwardness also usually means they don’t have a large social circle. But, don’t let that stop you from wholeheartedly celebrating this day. Unleash your inner dork and let the world know that you are comfortable in your own skin.



Here are today's 5 funny and dorky quips and jokes to get you into a happy place.



1. Dorks are never wrong.

"I’m never wrong! One time, I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken!"


2. Dorks love real estate.

I moved into a bungalow recently. I was going to move into a house, but that’s another storey!



3. Dorks age gracefully.

I knew I was going bald when it was taking longer to wash my face.


4. Dorks know their math!


Teacher: If I gave you 2 cats, and another 2 cats and another 2, how many will you have?

Johnny: Seven Sir.

Teacher: No, listen carefully. If I gave you 2 cats, and another 2 cats and another 2, how many will you have?

Johnny: Seven!

Teacher: Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you 2 apples, and another 2 apples and another 2, how many will you have?

Johnny: Six.

Teacher: Good. Now if I gave you 2 cats, and another 2 cats and another 2, how many will you have?

Johnny: Seven!! Very angry

Teacher: Where the heck are you getting 7 from?! Very angry

Johnny: Because I have one at home sir!!




5. Dorks love cartoons

The people in Saudi Arabia don't really like the Flintstones… But the people of Abu Dhabi do!"


Bonus Dork Joke

"Statistically, six out of seven Dwarfs are not Happy."




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