This works great until you have a whole bunch of files that you really really really want to delete. Then, bouncing on the "y" and return keys gets kind of old.
There are a number of ways to temporarily get around an aliased command. I'll save the best for last.
% unalias rm % rm foo*
% /bin/rm foo*
% yes | rm foo*
% \rm foo* % rm bar rm: remove bar? n
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