Was this line a mistake?

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  1. Buk Lau

    Buk Lau Ignorance is Bliss

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    When Cade's talking to Savoy, he say's "We have a rule about people messing with people from Texas." It doesn't look so off typed, but hearing the line, at least to me, sounds weird.

    In some Spots, the line was edited to say "We have a rule about messing with people from Texas.", which sounds like a better line. Was the line a mistake?
     
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    40% of the lines in this movie were mistakes.
     
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    The edited line did sound way better but it wasn't a mistake. Sometimes lines are just shortened for trailers.
     
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    It doesn't sound wrong to me.. Then again, us Texans sometimes tend to have bad grammar, don't y'all think? :D 
     
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    What video?
     
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    edit for copyright paranoia
     
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    Autobots14 I'm pregant Trevor

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    It's not official cause they use some shots from the Superbowl tv spot where the CGI was terrible and looks like it was posted before the movie came out.
     
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    Only 40?
     
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    Autobots14 I'm pregant Trevor

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    Nope not really it doesn't really spoil anything it only shows scenes from trailers and tv spots. And yes Grimlock does go through the brick thing and yes the Bee dance was edited out and not sure what you're talking about the Grimlock scene.
     
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    Autobots14 I'm pregant Trevor

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    Okay then yea Grimlock roared at Joshua actually.
     
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    Hmm, dunno, couldn't tell you. I tend to tune out whenever none of the title characters are on screen in these movies.

    As Lockdown would say, "I don't care".
     
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    :lol 
     
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    Sounds a little off, but I guess it's grammatically acceptable?
     
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    I've heard it said both ways.
     
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    He did. It was a purposeful allusion to the saying, which Texas has adopted as it's unofficial state motto (And which was originally a slogan for an anti-littering campaign by the Texas DOT in 1985, still in use today).
     
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    Speaking for myself, the line is kind of dumb either way. The phrase "Don't Mess With Texas" is an anti-litter slogan, it has nothing to do with how non-Texans treat Texans. It's not a "rule" or even a "credo" that Texans use (at least not any that I've encountered in my 36.5 years as one).

    Texans can and do boast about being better than non-Texans, but that's not the concept the movie dialogue was promoting. So yeah, in the context, it sounded decidedly non-Texan.

    EDIT: According to Wikipedia, "the slogan became a Texas cultural phenomenon and the slogan has been popularly appropriated by Texans. The phrase has become 'an identity statement, a declaration of Texas swagger'."

    That's certainly news to me. Any true Texan wouldn't be bothered saying "Don't Mess With Texas" as a declaration of identity or "swagger." It wouldn't even enter into our mind that anyone else could "mess with Texas," because even to attempt to would obviously be ill-advised. :D