Early Versions of the “Don’t Mess with Texas” Slogan

by Lincoln Sedlacek

  • Don’t mess with Texas – it’s fine just the way it is!
  • Don’t mess with Texas. If you do, we’ll have to start all over again.
  • Hey, don’t mess with Texas when I’m gone, okay? I’m gonna finish it when I get back.
  • Dude, don’t mess with Texas. No, dude, seriously, Texas is seriously high right now. Mess with it and it’ll probably go apeshit.
  • Hey! You don’t know Texas. Don’t mess with it!
  • First time in prison? Look, you’re new here, so I’m gonna give you a piece of advice I wish someone had given me when I first got here. You see that large state over there? That’s Texas. Don’t mess with Texas.
  • Okay, now we need to let Texas rise for at least 18 hours, or until it doubles in size, so in the meantime, don’t mess with it.
  • Just…just stop messing with Texas, okay? It’s been through a lot lately.
  • Don’t mess with Texas. Hey! Brad! Stop it! Mom, Brad’s messing with Texas!
  • Go ahead: mess with Texas. See what happens.