Don't you know me vs. Don't you know who I am

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  • Egmont

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    English - U.S.
    "Knowing me" means more than just "knowing who I am." I know who U.S. President Obama is. I've seen him on television, read about him in the newspapers, and more. I would recognize him on sight, so if he asked me the second question, I would answer "Yes, I know who you are." I don't know him, though. We've never met, never been introduced.


    Senior Member
    Italiano - Veneto
    Hi everybody :)
    I have a question for a similar expression in English I found on a cartoon (an angry duck shouting while drinking a beer):

    You don't know me!

    What's the right interpretation?

    1) You don't know me!= You don't know me, (so you can't judge me.)
    2) You don't know me!= You don't know who you're messing with.
    3) ?

    Thank you for your answers :)
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