big al (gendertrouble) wrote in linguaphiles,
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"the british isles"

what is the proper and PC and accurate term to include the UK and Ireland in one? is there one? I find i have to say this really often (that may seem strange, but i talk about my family constantly and my grandma was scottish and her husband was irish. that isn't the only context).

i understand that "british isles" is kind of offensive to some irish, so i'm wondering is there some other way to refer to that whole area without saying "the UK and ireland".
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