Trivia Question: Where did the phrase “Don’t Mess with Texas” come from?
A sports team
A battle cry
A political tagline
An anti-littering campaign
The rough-and-tumble tagline for the Lone Star State actually came from an anti-litter campaign from the 1980s. The state was spending $20 million each year for trash pick-up, so Austin advertising agency GSD&M coined the slogan as a call for Texans to keep their state beautiful and litter-free. And it worked. A year later, roadside litter had been reduced by nearly 30%.
The Answer: The correct answer is An anti-littering campaign.