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3rd Mar '16 2:39:40 PM WillRennar
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** This exists as an [[xkcd]] strip now.

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3rd Mar '16 10:15:33 AM delightfulCheshire
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** This exists as an [[xkcd]] strip now.



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23rd Oct '15 5:44:10 PM DragonQuestZ
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When a {{Trope}} that already has been {{exaggerated|Trope}} is exaggerated itself.

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When a {{Trope}} that already has been {{exaggerated|Trope}} is Exceeding the previous maximum, to an exaggerated itself.
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23rd Oct '15 3:27:25 PM TheWhistleTropes
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Exceeding the previous maximum, to an exaggerated degree.

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Exceeding the previous maximum, to an When a {{Trope}} that already has been {{exaggerated|Trope}} is exaggerated degree.
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30th Sep '15 10:27:39 PM eyebones
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Some people [[BiggerIsBetter have the need to top things]]. It could be because of dissatisfaction with something, a need to best someone else (often known as "Keeping up with the Joneses"), or some other reason. Either way, they would like to push it beyond what's been done before.

Exactly what is topped can vary. It could be a commercial product ([[HowVideoGameSpecsWork like computer and gaming tech]]), an architectural feat, a world record, or something else. Whatever thing, this trope is taking the highest bar set, and taking that "Up to Eleven".

For those who aren't into guitar (electric guitar specifically), the phrase "Taking it up to eleven" is a reference to the volume setting on a guitar amplifier; the maximum setting on most (especially older) amps is 10, however newer amps (most often Marshalls) with the "11" option (which is beyond loud, believe us on that one) [[{{Defictionalization}} came out]], and you can even take the volume higher with gain/equalizer settings on distortion boxes. More recently volume eleven has become partially obsolete as many Marshall amplifiers sport 0-20 volume knobs, essentially taking the trope itself Up To Eleven.

ConspicuousConsumption and AbsurdlyHighStakesGame often involves this.

The phrase has entered colloquial usage and is found [[http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/up-to-eleven in the Oxford English Dictionary]].

Compare SerialEscalation, SequelEscalation, TimTaylorTechnology, ExaggeratedTrope, Administrivia/TheSameButMore, ComicalOverreacting, RankInflation, LoudOfWar, ReadingsAreOffTheScale, LoudnessWar, or LensmanArmsRace.

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Some For some people [[BiggerIsBetter have the need to top things]]. It could be because of dissatisfaction with something, a need to best someone else (often known as "Keeping up with the Joneses"), or some other reason. Either way, they would like to push it beyond what's been done before.

more is always better]]. Exactly what there is topped more ''of'' can vary. It could be a commercial product ([[HowVideoGameSpecsWork like computer and gaming tech]]), an architectural feat, a world record, or something else. Whatever thing, More volume, more power, more pretty, more money, more ''more.'' Whichever, this trope is taking the highest bar set, and taking that "Up to Eleven".

about setting a whole new "most" for anything.

For those who aren't into guitar (electric guitar specifically), the phrase electric guitar, "Taking it up to eleven" is a reference to the maximum volume setting on a guitar amplifier; the maximum setting on most (especially older) amps is 10, however newer amps (most often Marshalls) amplifier. In a nice example of {{Defictionalization}}, Marshall came out with the "11" option (which is beyond loud, believe us on an amp that one) [[{{Defictionalization}} came out]], and you can even take went up to 11, mostly in response to the volume higher with gain/equalizer settings on distortion boxes. More recently volume eleven has become partially obsolete as trope being used in "Film/ThisIsSpinalTap." Later, many Marshall amplifiers began to sport 0-20 volume knobs, essentially taking the trope itself Up To Eleven.

ConspicuousConsumption and AbsurdlyHighStakesGame often involves this.

The phrase has entered colloquial usage and is found [[http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/up-to-eleven in the Oxford English Dictionary]].

this. Compare SerialEscalation, SequelEscalation, TimTaylorTechnology, ExaggeratedTrope, Administrivia/TheSameButMore, ComicalOverreacting, RankInflation, LoudOfWar, ReadingsAreOffTheScale, LoudnessWar, or and LensmanArmsRace.



The TropeNamer is ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'':
->'''Marty [=DiBergi=]:''' [[LampshadeHanging Why don't you just make ten louder and have ten be the top... number and make that a little louder?]]
->'''Nigel Tufnel:''' ...[[MadnessMantra These go to eleven.]]
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29th Sep '15 2:29:27 PM eyebones
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Not to be confused with BeyondTheImpossible, which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin beyond what should be possible]] according to the internal logic of a story. This trope is more likely to be a competition between two or more groups or one group against itself, where one group goes beyond what is considered the limit but still possible.
29th Sep '15 2:26:50 PM eyebones
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Often, some people [[BiggerIsBetter have the need to top things]]. It could be because of dissatisfaction with something, a need to best someone else (often known as "Keeping up with the Joneses"), or some other reason. Either way, you would like to take something, and push it beyond what's been done before.

Unfortunately, things like time, money, technology, and/or other factors will only allow that so far. So you just end up topping the last thing by a small amount. So you've been forced to leave room for your own thing to be topped later on. Then you top that new thing, this can lead to an all-out "topping" war. This may or may not be a good thing, depending on the circumstances.

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Often, some Exceeding the previous maximum, to an exaggerated degree.

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people [[BiggerIsBetter have the need to top things]]. It could be because of dissatisfaction with something, a need to best someone else (often known as "Keeping up with the Joneses"), or some other reason. Either way, you they would like to take something, and push it beyond what's been done before.

Unfortunately, things like time, money, technology, and/or other factors will only allow that so far. So you just end up topping the last thing by a small amount. So you've been forced to leave room for your own thing to be topped later on. Then you top that new thing, this can lead to an all-out "topping" war. This may or may not be a good thing, depending on the circumstances.
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29th Sep '15 1:24:54 PM LordGro
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The phrase has entered colloquial usage and been [[http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/up-to-eleven included in the Oxford English Dictionary]].

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The phrase has entered colloquial usage and been is found [[http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/up-to-eleven included in the Oxford English Dictionary]].
29th Sep '15 1:22:46 PM LordGro
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The term became an [[http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/up-to-eleven official phrase]] in the English language thanks to its inclusion in the Oxford English Dictionary.

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The term became an phrase has entered colloquial usage and been [[http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/up-to-eleven official phrase]] in the English language thanks to its inclusion included in the Oxford English Dictionary.
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26th Jul '15 3:10:36 PM mkmckoy
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* [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] writes [[WordOfGod in his autobiography]], “The Rock is Dwayne Johnson [[PunctuatedForEmphasis … with the volume … turned … WAY … UP!]]”[[note]]''The Rock Says…: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports-Entertainment'', p. 161[[/note]]
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