Title text: A veteran Scrabble player will spot the "OSTRICH" option.
This comic depicts a game of Scrabble, a popular board game where the goal is to form words with the letters in your hand. The joke here is that the obvious option here is the word "clitoris" (a part of the female genitalia), which is an inappropriate word for a family Scrabble game, but gives a 50 point bonus for using all seven tiles. The title text points out that the letters in the hand can also form the word "OSTRICH", which is family friendly, but much lower scoring and not as obvious.
- [A first-person view of a family scrabble game at a table. The two letters on the board are 'HI' and the letters in your hand are 'CLTORIS.']
- This always happens to me in family Scrabble games.
- Randall uses the word "Ostrich" as an alternate word, but "Historic" or "Coistril" would gain more points.