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23 dads who have mastered the art of texting

Dads gonna dad.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 18, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 2:21 pm CDT

It’s Father’s Day weekend, so you’re likely spending more time with Dad than you have all year. But when you’re not around, Dad misses you. He wants to stay in touch. And he wants to understand your generation.

So he texts.

And anyone with a texting dad knows there’s nothing quite like a dad text. Mom may text in full sentences and sign each message with x’s and o’s—and she’s your go-to when you need to get out of a fight—but Dad is wily and weird. He’s gonna text when you least expect, and if he texts something that actually makes sense, you’ll have to roll your eyes and groan.

In the spirit of celebrating our year-round dads, and not just the goofball you get on Father’s Day, here are some all-time classic dad text moves.

1) The unprovoked burn

2) Should probably just download Snapchat

3) The joke you walked right into

The most dad text ever?

4) May or may not be trucker code

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5) When dictation to Siri goes wrong

My friend’s dad uses the voice record method to text…

6) Come on, Siri

14) Experimenting with emoji

15) His wisdom is endless 

22) You sure can

23) Love talking to you, too, Dad

Happy Father’s Day to all you texting dads out there. Keep those thumbs strong and the jokes corny. Oh, and one more thing: 😂😂😂

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*First Published: Jun 18, 2016, 10:00 am CDT