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#1 2013-01-12 18:51:49

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1010

A blidiom not to be reckoned with

As Africa’s largest snake, the ill-tempered African rock python is not to be reckoned with. … n-animals/

Seen this week on the conservation website Arkive. If it makes sense to the originator, I think it might be thought of as “not to be taken lightly”, although of course it says the opposite. Otherwise it might be a blend with “not to be trifled with”. There are quite a few hits out there.

Another variant evokes one of the best eggcorns of all time, a force to be wrecking with.

Homa is becoming the next big stop for all us foodies! This place is a force not to be wrecken with! … d=noscript

The roads in central vietnam are NOT to be wrecken with… we have also had some terrrrifying experiences. … aries.html



#2 2013-01-13 01:02:55

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2294

Re: A blidiom not to be reckoned with



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