Bad jokes are even worse hiders. You can always find them lurking in the two same places.
They’re either tucked away inside Christmas crackers, ready to leap out and scream a painful pun across the dinner table.
Or, they’re skulking inside the inner folds of a Penguin chocolate bar.
As tasty as these McVitie’s treats might be, Penguins have earned a bigger reputation for the head-smackingly bad puns and ridiculous dad humour printed on their wrappers.
But, if you’ve always been the kind of person who finds Penguin jokes to be something of a guilty pleasure, there’s a competition you should know about.
This month, you might actually get your own gag printed on a Penguin and earn a place in humour’s Hall of Shame.
Announcing the competition via their Twitter channel, McVitie’s said that entrants have up until September 13 to send in their so-bad-it’s-good joke.
If it’s selected, it could appear on the chocolate bar.
“Get your joke on a Penguin!”, reads the Tweet.
“Calling all aspiring jokesters and punsters, McVitie’s Penguin wants your help to refresh the jokes for next year.
“Use #PenguinJokes to submit your entry.”
All the Ts, Cs and rules are available here.
It’s gonna have to be a whopper of a joke to make the cut, so be sure to practice on your friends and family.
If some groan and others try desperately not to giggle, you could be onto a winner…