Fred Ho practices his baritone saxophone in a dressing room before a performance. Joseph Yoon/Courtesy of Fred Ho hide caption

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Some clippings: "Hilar" or "hilars" mean "hilarious." "Alc" is shorthand for "alcohol" in some circles. And "obvi" is pretty straightforward (er, "obvious"). iStockphoto hide caption

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Two hands of different skin colors creating a heart, two hands of different skin colors intertwined. These are the types of images found in stock photo databases that are tagged "interracial romance." iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A Jersey cow enjoys the sunshine in Jersey, one of the British Channel Islands. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Rafael Amaya plays drug lord Aurelio Casillas on El Señor de los Cielos. Billy Coleman/Telemundo/NBC Universal hide caption

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