Created By: neoYTPism on April 1, 2011 Last Edited By: neoYTPism on July 22, 2011

Doesn't Go Far Enough

Implied answer opposite directly stated answer, but further along the line.

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Is it any surprise that two thirds of the entries on the list can be found in Australia?
Yes. Only two-thirds?
- (Used to be from) the real-life section of Killer Rabbit's examples list, referring to this article from Cracked.

Do We Have This One?? Also, I'm open to title suggestions. That, and a better description; I am still not quite sure how to describe this concept. Despite no other examples coming to mind I find it familiar from elsewhere; others express the same thing, and if they can come up with better ways of describing that concept that would be helpful.
In response to a yes-or-no question, (or something analogous to it) someone's implied answer is in the opposite direction from its initially stated answer, but further along the line, as if to imply that a yes-or-no answer doesn't go far enough. 1. If they say yes, it's to imply that no would be an understatement. 2. If they say no, it's to imply that yes would be an understatement.

Needs More Examples.

EDIT: Oh, and suggestions for an alternative page quotation are welcome as well; the tenatative one has been criticized as showcasing natter.
Community Feedback Replies: 17
  • April 1, 2011
    I'm not sure we should use an example from the wiki that shows off something that's frowned upon (in this case, Natter) as a page quote.
  • April 1, 2011
    Well, propose an alternative example then. I know I've seen this trope elsewhere, I just can't figure out where.
  • April 3, 2011
    Sounds a lot like Understatement to me.
  • April 3, 2011
    Not really. It can be a response TO an understatement, maybe, but not necessarily.
  • April 8, 2011
    I really don't think this needs a whole trope page.
  • April 11, 2011
    Why not? @ Noir Grimoir
  • April 14, 2011
    Seems like this is a joke based on implying a previous statement was an understatement.
  • April 14, 2011
    I also feel like I've seen this, but I don't know where either. In any case, I'm with Noir Grimoire unless you can give us some examples.
  • April 17, 2011
    I would hope other users would come forth with said examples instead. o.o
  • April 29, 2011
    I think saying "yes" would imply that "no" is an overstatement.
  • May 1, 2011
    What do you mean? @ dalek955
  • May 24, 2011
    God, I know I've heard the "Don't you think we've gone too far?" "I don't think we've gone far enough!" spiel before, maybe in multiple works, but I can't remember where exactly.

    Also, it looks like the Killer Rabbit Real Life section is a natterfest. I'm gonna go clean it up.

    EDIT: The page quote doesn't exist anymore.
  • May 24, 2011
    This definition needs rewriting, it's confusing.
  • May 26, 2011
    ^ That is kind of why I said in the current description that I was open to suggestions on how to describe it. Preferably something more specific than "it could use improvement."

    ^^ I will reword my citing of where it is from then.
  • June 6, 2011
    • Girl Genius
      Vole: De pipple of Mechanicsburg vould not ekcept dot as proof dot she iz a Heterodyne.
      Gil: No, neither would my father.
      Vole: ...not unless she danced nekked through de ruins vile trying to shoot down de moon... turned all the tourists into monsters -- and den built a very dangerous fountain out of sausages.
      Gil: Well... yes, that goes without saying.
  • June 11, 2011
    ... how is that an example @ T Beholder
  • July 22, 2011