1. Also referred to as the Ban roll-on building, just as a similar building in Portland, Oregon is called.
2. A common nickname for the Second and Seneca Building because of its resemblance to the blue, dome-headed droid in Star Wars.
1. Stinky water from the gutters that mixes with garbage. Don't step in the polio water, or else the polio smell will stick with you all day.
2. Polio Water - A puddle of water.
The Polar Plunge is an event for the benefit of the Special Olympics during which participants jump into a swimming hole in Lake Monona. Since the event takes place in late February (February 21st, 2009 at Olin Park), the lake is always frozen solid. Only the bravest (craziest) of souls dare jump. For many, sponsoring a "plunger" is the best way to participate in this very Wisconsinesque activity.
A nickname for Los Angeles, which has a large Iranian population, especially in West Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
Slang for Victorian houses with multi-colored schemes, such houses line many streets in San Francisco.