Authentic, genuine, typical.
~The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English
Despite some examples in Oxford Reference Online (thank goodness for a library subscription), I'm not really sure how to use this word. Does anyone out there know?
In completely unrelated news -
Things I wanted to take pictures of today, but didn't have my camera:
-a Wet Floor sign usually posted in or near the washrooms in my building at university that has been modified to read "Don't Slip on the BS"
-a rusted out muffler lying abandoned on the sidewalk