is not quite the same as the . For example, on Wikipedia, see Terminology of the British Isles, Glossary of names for the British, and British Isles naming dispute.

Although some legislation does exclusively apply to Great Britain (UK but without Northern Ireland), that is not true for any question currently tagged .

Therefore, I propose that should be merged into .

(This was proposed years ago, but never happened — probably because it's not 100% correct?)

Obligatory CGP Grey video explaining the different terms:


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    -1 for not linking to CGP Grey video explaining the difference
    – user4012
    Jun 28, 2016 at 16:33
  • @user4012 Huh·?
    – gerrit
    Jun 28, 2016 at 16:36
  • see my edit. The notional downvote was notional :)
    – user4012
    Jun 28, 2016 at 16:43
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    @user4012. The CGP Grey video has a couple of inaccuracies.
    – TRiG
    Jul 13, 2016 at 14:24


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