Once a year, we get to honor the absolutely ludicrous, outrageously dumb dad jokes that only a Latino padre could concoct. This one goes out to all the dads on Día del Padre for all the truly heroic effort they’ve put into making us smile-grimace.
We love you como nadie.
We’ve figured out the secret to all your jokes, dad.
Y’all are just twisting words around and we love it. It isn’t situational humor or anything with a super long backstory. Hard punches that are so dumb you feel fooled.
You have to say some of these out loud.
The best jokes are the ones that are so dumb it takes us a couple of times to get it. But when we do… 😂
Luckily, one Spanish word has 47 different meanings.
That’s why Latino dad jokes are the best dad jokes. The language is basically built for you guys to twist our arms.
Back in 2003, you really got into the “Soy” jokes.
Like, “What if soy milk is just milk introducing itself?” Yeah, yeah, we get it. Bilingual jokes are the best.
Just say it out loud… slowly.
We’re not sure when you all started learning how to meme, but it’s slowing us down. Thank you for that. 🙂
If your mom and dad could create a meme it would look like this:
Mama out here trying to prove her point and dad backing her up with the dad jokes. This is every Latino family dynamic, right?
This *terrible* joke that was said at every family gathering from 2001-2011.
It’s a vintage dad joke. It has a different shine on it now.
Still, so bad.
Thank you to the dad who provided a key to his dad joke.
Other dads, take note. If you were raised Catholic, you already had they key brainwashed into you during all twelve years of CCD classes.
Dad joke of the year:
Wait for it… wait for it… 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
This isn’t a joke. We know you’re all dead serious when the “tu sabes lo que dicen” comes out.
Sorry Jade, we might all consider the ends of those sentences a joke, but our dads ain’t playing. Hope this made a hard-working comedian of a dad laugh a little. We love you.
Dad’s can be the best, man. Whether they are showing you how to change a tire or supporting you when you are down, some dads just get it. When we grow up, it is always nice to remember what they have done for you and try to pay them back. That is what one family in Los Angeles did by buying their dad a brand new truck and he just couldn’t contain his surprise and emotions.
Avery wholesome video on Reddit is causing all fo the tears thanks to one emotional and grateful dad.
In the video, you can hear the adult kids showering their father with love and they tell him they got him a new truck. In true dad fashion, he responds with, “Yo no quería nada” through tears. The whole video is one of unfiltered family love and appreciation and it is just the sweetest thing you can watch today.
Redditers are showering the poster with love and praise for the loving gesture.
People can see the kind of work the man did to take care of his family. He is definitely not someone who took it easy and just let things happen. We all know at least one man in our family that has that some walk all because he had to take care of his family.
The video is a relevant and realistic look at their own families.
This is something that can be said about the fathers of most immigrant/minority families. Fathers work hard to make sure their family can have a better life. Immigrants are some of the hardest working people and the way they are willing to sacrifice their bodies to better the lives of their families is admirable.
The amount of love pouring out from his family is all people need to see to make a judgment on his character.
People don’t get a lot of love with having first given love. The amount of love and appreciation this family has for the dad is a direct indication of how much he has done for his family. This is one loving family and it shows.
The video is bringing everyone who sees it to tears.
Admit it, you cried. We all cried. If you don’t cry to this wholesome af video, we cannot be friends.
And the dad carrying the beer makes the whole video that much better.
You know exactly what was happening before the video because he is carrying his beer. The family was just chilling at the end of the day like they usually do being a family. From beginning to end, this video is all about love and appreciation and we need more of this.
Life is complicated. Luckily, Latinos have sayings, or refrains, that help with managing expectations and making better choices. Beyond offering sound advice, some clever sayings, when dropped like jewels at just the right moment, help transform tension into laughter. While some sayings seem outdated, folk witticisms leftover from the early days, they address elements of the human condition that are timeless like love, jealousy, ingratitude, and morality. Whether deciding to stay in a long-distance relationship or looking for an old-school diss, these 20 Latino sayings are worth memorizing and dishing out the next time a golden opportunity presents itself.
Talk About Love
1. Mejor sola que mala acompañada.
Better to be alone then among bad company. This saying is great for those moments when the fear of being alone starts to kick in. More deeply, this timeless saying is also reflective of the importance of self- love.
2. Amor de lejos, felices los cuatros.
In long-distance love, four people are happy. This pessimistic proverb suggests long-distance relationships provide fertile ground for infidelity. This saying came about before technology helped couples stay more in touch than ever. And yet, the possibility remains.
3. Juntos pero no revueltos.
Together but not mixed. This dicho is the equivalent of saying, “It’s complicated.” It’s a great way to explain why a couple doesn’t live together, or why they are not married.
4. Un clavo saca otro clavo.
A nail removes the other nail. The meaning behind this refrán is that a new relationship, or lover, can help a person get over a failed relationship.
5. Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente.
Out of sight, out of mind. It’s hard to say this refrán without thinking about Alexis & Fido’s 2009 hit song.
Proceed With Caution
6. Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres.
Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are. This saying has come out of many parents’ mouths. It’s a perfect proverb for helping a person decide what kind of company they should keep.
7. Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.
The devil knows more because he is old than because he is the devil. In other words, with age comes wisdom. This saying also warns against elders who may be sly or have bad intentions.
8. Con un dedo no se tapa el sol.
The sun cannot be covered with a finger. This is a great piece of advice that addresses the way self-deception is harmful. It also calls out quick fixes that don’t serve to address larger issues.
9. En boca cerrada no entran moscas.
A closed mouth does not catch flies. This idiom more accurately translates to ‘silence is golden.’ This refrán extols the virtues of discretion.
10. El que no llora, no mama.
The baby who doesn’t cry, doesn’t get milk. This saying is akin to ‘the squeaky wheel gets the grease.’ A great refrán serving to inspire vocalization of needs and wants.
Insults Que Arden
11. A otro perro con ese hueso.
To another dog with that bone. It’s the “talk to the hand” of all the idioms. Deploy this saying at the sight of deception.
12. Se cree la última Coca Cola del desierto.
He/She thinks they are the last Coca-Cola in the desert. A third-degree burn, this little gem calls out people who think they are more attractive or desirable than everyone else.
13. Se cree mejor de la bolita del mundo.
He/She thinks they are the best in the world. The exact translation fails to convey the hilarity of this saying. While also a diss to those who think they are hot stuff, the saying reduces the entire planet into a tiny, little ball.
14. Se fue de Guatemala a Guata-peor!
This a saying that relies on a play on words, mala meaning bad, and peor meaning worse. The idea is that the person went from one bad situation to an even worse situation.
15. Cuando tu ibas, yo venia.
When you were coming, I was leaving. A great diss from an elder, this dicho also conveys a knowing that comes with age. It works particularly well when directed at teenagers who attempt to be deceptive but are really transparent.
For the Nostalgia and the LOLs
16. Quien fue a Sevilla, perdió su silla.
Who went to Sevilla lost his/her chair. Here is a fun phrase that relies on wordplay and rhyme.
17. Tirar las puertas por las ventanas.
Throw the doors out the windows. This is what you say when you plan to have an absolute blow out party! Think of New Year’s Eve, Cinco de Mayo, or birthdays.
18. Vete a freír papas.
Go fry potatoes. While this saying may seem like an insult, it works as a playful way to tell someone to go to hell without sounding so vulgar.
19. Por si las moscas.
For if the flies. This is more of a nostalgic phrase that means ‘just in case.’ Use it when deciding on whether or not to pack that snack bar or an umbrella.
20. Calabaza, calabaza, todo el mundo para su casa!
Pumpkin, pumpkin, everyone go home! Our final phrase is a fun way to end the fiesta, or bring the gathering to a close.