me or myself

Sheikhbutt

Senior Member
Pashto
I heard a sentence in an American serial "Friends", the woman said: I dont know my number, because I don't call me.


My question is ( from native speakers)can it also be:

I dont know my number, because I don't call myself.
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Sometimes (rarely) people use 'me' when they're looking at themself in two different ways. A phone call is between two different people, so calling yourself isn't just talking to yourself in the ordinary way we all do - it would be like calling another person.
     
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