real 1 |ˈrē(ə)l|
2 (of a substance or thing) not imitation or artificial; genuine : the earring was presumably real gold.
• true or actual : his real name is James | this isn’t my real reason for coming.
• [ attrib. ] (of a person or thing) rightly so called; proper : he’s my idea of a real man | Jamie is my only real friend.
That’s what the Dictionary on my Mac says “Real” means. But, to hear the McCain campaign say it, Northern Virginia isn’t “Real” Virginia:
Oh c’mon, this is just as much bullshit of not liking NoVA people saying they’re from the DC area.