This sentence was first used by a brother many centuries ago.

Unfortunately, it seems to have stuck around. The problem with ‘Do you know who I am?’ is that no-one takes it seriously anymore.

In the past when someone blurted out ‘Do you know who I am?’ we automatically took a step back.

‘Hey, he must be one hell of mean son of a mother if he is going to blurt that out.’ There would be a slight hush as the fellow then proceeded to tell us who he was. We was impressed. Well, I was anyway.

Someone whispered, ‘Don’t mess with him…Do you know who is he is?’ There was an aura about those who used ‘Do you know who I am?’. Sometimes they didn’t have to say the sentence - just a stare was enough.

The reputation - much of it built on these six words - was complete.

The thing is…and this is a big thing with grade 1 Champion Atta (flour) – No-one gives a flying **** now. The sentence was abused by the little hubcap stealing upstarts.

Now, a teenager with a haircut like a monkey’s bottom is exclaiming ‘Do you know who I am?’.

The newly arrived cousins of ours use the sentence whenever you don’t lend them any money.

This very sentence has been used so much that when we hear it we automatically know the guy is a blagger.

One regularly responds by stating ‘Go on then...who are you?’ before laughing in the imbecilles face.

But things were always going to get worse. And this kind of put the nail in the coffin of this once great threat, - ‘Do you know who I am?’ was used by an Asian woman. Oh the sheer shock and horror of it all. How could she? Then another Asian woman used it and then another, before they hijacked the sentence completely.

It was only a matter of time before she permenantly buried these legendary words for good - she used it against an Asian man.

‘Do you know who I am?’, ‘Yeah and I don’t give a ****!’