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11th Sep '17 12:03:24 PM Gosicrystal
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* What's the difference between a musician, an engineer, and an entrepreneur? A musician says "This amp goes up to 11!" An engineer says "It has the same amount of power, all they did was add an additional designation to divide that power." An entrepreneur says "For the right price I can get you one that goes up to 12."
** This exists as [[https://xkcd.com/670/ an XKCD strip]] now.

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* What's the difference between a musician, an engineer, and an entrepreneur? A musician says "This amp goes up to 11!" An engineer says "It has the same amount of power, all they did was add an additional designation to divide that power." An entrepreneur says "For the right price I can get you one that goes up to 12."
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" It also exists as [[https://xkcd.com/670/ an XKCD strip]] now.

** A fairly common joke on commentary when an opponent gets knocked out cold is that the referee could count to 100 and the pin would still be successful.

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** * A fairly common joke on commentary when an opponent gets knocked out cold is that the referee could count to 100 and the pin would still be successful.
8th Jan '17 7:30:40 AM 59Efra
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* Wrestling/KingKongBundy has, as a central part of his gimmick, the "five-count". Normal pinfalls go to a three-count; when Bundy pins someone, to show how badly he's beaten them, he holds up a hand and yells "FIVE!", demanding the referee count to five instead.

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* Wrestling/KingKongBundy has, as a central part of his gimmick, the "five-count". Normal pinfalls go to a three-count; when Bundy pins someone, to show how badly he's beaten them, he holds up a hand and yells "FIVE!", demanding the referee count to five instead. Wrestling/BigELangston also used the five-count gimmick during his NXT run.
31st Dec '16 10:28:28 AM nombretomado
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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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* [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] Wrestling/TheRock 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]]
23rd Dec '16 2:43:47 PM StarSword
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For those who aren't into electric guitar, "Taking it up to eleven" is a reference to the maximum volume setting on a guitar amplifier. In a nice example of {{Defictionalization}}, Marshall came out with an amp that went up to 11, mostly in response to the 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.

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For those who aren't into electric guitar, "Taking it up to eleven" is a reference to the maximum volume setting on a guitar amplifier. In a nice example of {{Defictionalization}}, Marshall came out with an amp that went up to 11, mostly in response to the trope being used in "Film/ThisIsSpinalTap." ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''. Later, many Marshall amplifiers began to sport 0-20 volume knobs, essentially taking the trope itself Up To Eleven.
19th Aug '16 4:23:30 PM MattBen789
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ConspicuousConsumption and AbsurdlyHighStakesGame often involves this. Compare SerialEscalation, SequelEscalation, TimTaylorTechnology, ExaggeratedTrope, Administrivia/TheSameButMore, ComicalOverreacting, RankInflation, LoudOfWar, ReadingsAreOffTheScale, LoudnessWar, and LensmanArmsRace.

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ConspicuousConsumption and AbsurdlyHighStakesGame often involves this. Compare SerialEscalation, SequelEscalation, TimTaylorTechnology, ExaggeratedTrope, TimTaylorTechnology, Administrivia/TheSameButMore, ComicalOverreacting, RankInflation, LoudOfWar, ReadingsAreOffTheScale, LoudnessWar, and LensmanArmsRace.
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If a trope is taken to an unusually high degree, it's an ExaggeratedTrope. If it's taken to an '''unprecedentedly''' high degree, ''then'' it's taken Up To Eleven.
3rd Mar '16 2:39:40 PM WillRennar
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** This exists as an [[xkcd]] strip now.

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** This exists as [[https://xkcd.com/670/ an [[xkcd]] strip XKCD strip]] now.
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.
degree.
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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