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Jun 27th 2014 at 12:58:19 PM •••

I was about to add a new page (Gear Shift Speed Surge, which is searchable under YKTTW but doesn't actually appear in the list, and says it was already launched yet actually wasn't), when I came upon this trope. Here's the problem - this trope is really two different tropes.

The "oh we need to go faster, so let's just shift gears / mash the gas / pull the throttle and speed up" even when they are already at max speed - that's one trope. But there's also just plenty of stuff here covering actual uses of overdrive or high gear. These are not the same thing.

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Jun 28th 2014 at 1:37:29 AM •••

Well, you could bring up this issue in the Trope Repair Shop.

Jul 3rd 2014 at 9:42:20 AM •••

I may do that. I was mostly throwing it out to see if anyone else agreed or had a dissenting opinion.

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