Share with Google Home how the dad in your life thinks he knows everything (or actually does) - chance to win £300 NOW CLOSED

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PoppyMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 02-Jun-17 15:44:50

To help celebrate dads everywhere this Father’s Day, the team at Google would love to hear your tales of how your dad or your children's dad claims to know EVERYTHING, or at least thinks they do grin.

Please share your stories of all the amazing things your dad or your child’s dad knows (or things they claim to know how to do).

The team at Google say “Google Home is a hands-free smart speaker powered by the Google Assistant, and it may just save your dad or your child’s dad’s blushes this Father’s Day. Ask it questions. Get real-time answers for the whole family, including the latest on weather, traffic, sports, finance, local businesses and more. It's your own Google, always ready to help”.

Below is a video about Google Home:

Every MNer who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!


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theresamustgo Mon 05-Jun-17 16:06:17

My DC's dad thinks he knows everything and it is impossible to change his mind, especially when it comes to nutrition because for some reasons studying A level biology in the 1960s means you know absolutely everything about food and everything you don't know is a fad,

WhosTakingDeHorseToFrance Mon 05-Jun-17 17:10:52

My lovely dad gives the impression that he knows everything. We were enthralled by all his tall stories as children and believed it all... we might have passed on his many urban legends to younger cousins and neighbours, the same urban legends of how he built the bridge over the river, built all the houses on the road, spent a summer on mars may currently be passed on to his grandchildren.. family tradition!!

Flanderspigeonmurderer Mon 05-Jun-17 17:13:29

My dad does actually know everything I think! He's a beacon of knowledge and he doggedly researches anything before making a decision. Big or small from holidays to new walking boots, everything will be carefully considered. I know I can ring him and ask him all sorts about DIY, mortgages, car hire abroad etc. He should be the PM except he would hate it because he likes a quiet life.

EskSmith Mon 05-Jun-17 17:14:07

My dad is super smart and knows an awful lot. It is rare that he gets something wrong but it is the life work of my brothers and I to catch him not knowing something! It doesn't happen often but when it dies it's the best feeling!!

EskSmith Mon 05-Jun-17 17:16:43

Flanders, my dad drives me mad with the research, he's been researching the best laptop to buy since before windows 10 was launched!

sharond101 Mon 05-Jun-17 17:17:11

My husband is very intelligent and does not alot about most things but when he is wrong he is most defensive and makes it seem like even the encyclopedia must have it wrong and he is correct.


del2929 Mon 05-Jun-17 17:20:27

my husband is a diy expert on almost everything! our neighbours are always coming round to ask him stuff!

foxessocks Mon 05-Jun-17 17:31:10

Not my dad but my father in law definitely thinks he knows everything! You say one thing he will always say the opposite, we all just smile and nod now!

MakeTeaNotWar Mon 05-Jun-17 17:32:09

Oh god, this is DH - or at least he thinks he knows everything. He is determined to vote Tory this coming election because "they are good for small businesses, good for Britain" but has he read their manifesto? Or anyone else's for that matter? NO!

Catmint Mon 05-Jun-17 17:42:09

My dad definitely does know everything. He's a life long learner, interested in and engaged with the world. He embraces change, but values what works. I love my dad!

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Mon 05-Jun-17 17:47:54

What do you mean 'thinks'? Knows!

CopperPan Mon 05-Jun-17 17:58:00

My dad is really smart and he can fix anything. He used to cobble together our furniture when I was a kid out of random scraps of wood, he's redeveloped several houses without professionals and he's our first point of call whenever an appliance breaks down as he just knows how to sort it out, although he has no training in these areas.

rupert23 Mon 05-Jun-17 18:09:59

My grandad who was like my dad to me as my dad passed away when i was 2 could fix everything.He was also very knowledgable and could answer most of my questions.He mended radios and old clocks.i wish he was here today to teach my children all that he knew.I miss my lovely grandad every day.

asuwere Mon 05-Jun-17 18:10:47

My dad does know everything - he's not good with technology but anything else, I know I can ask him and he'll either know the answer or he will make up something convincing smile

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Mon 05-Jun-17 18:11:11

I don't like that advertisement, anyway. It reinforces an offensive stereotype.

AlternativeTentacle Mon 05-Jun-17 18:15:49

Huh? What a ridiculous thread. Slag your dad off and get a device that listens to you and increases sales by marketing things it records you talking about.

Utterly pathetic.

InvisibleKittenAttack Mon 05-Jun-17 18:45:12

My dad knows every B road in the country and loves discussing possible car journey options when doing long trips. My "I'll just stick the postcode in the sat nav and turn left or right when it tells me to." Approach to car journeys is morally dubious.

He approves of DH, who has a degree in geography. grin

Babycarmen Mon 05-Jun-17 19:28:56

My dad knows everything. There is no point in arguing with him either because he is right and you are wrong and it's as simple as that hmmgrin

Rainbowsaretoo Mon 05-Jun-17 19:40:50

It's scary just how much dad knows... it's quite a lot. But our lot can always think of big questions - how many stars are there, how many cm is it to the sea. Pretty sure they speak to google more than us now anyway! ;-)

Teabay Mon 05-Jun-17 19:59:54

My dad swears he knows the weather - in fact, we just ask him now for a quick forecast. To be fair, as a 71 year old farmer he's had plenty of practice. The really annoying thing is, that sometimes he's actually more accurate than Google!

vickyors Mon 05-Jun-17 20:50:22

My Dad knows everything about current affairs- for the past 60 years! He reads the news from three papers each day, and reads non- fiction voraciously. So he doesn't claim to know everything, but he does seem to know a lot! So when we discuss politics or history, he does ALWAYS know the answer..!

robyn297 Mon 05-Jun-17 21:03:39

My husband apparently knows all there is to childcare. He works 12 hours a day, so he often isn't around for the breakdowns and tantrums, his suggestions drive me mad, sometimes I just need to vent and he makes it worse but suggesting things that would obviously not work.

claza93 Mon 05-Jun-17 21:24:21

My dad apparently knows everything! He has been there, done it and bought the T shirt! There is nothing that he doesn't know and likes to tell us all the time - lol. Good job we love him smile

CondensedMilkSarnies Mon 05-Jun-17 21:24:38

My Dad used to tell us that between him and his brother they knew every single thing there was to know in the whole wide world . We used to think of really impossible questions to ask him and when he didn't know the answer he would say 'My brother knows that one '.

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