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Mike Mullin, Author

I'm the author of the ASHFALL three-and-a-half-ology: ASHFALL, ASHEN WINTER, SUNRISE, and DARLA'S STORY.

"[My mother] was a stickler for good grammar. I remember that she'd bristle whenever someone misused the subjunctive tense. "If I were," she'd shout when someone incorrectly said "If I was.""
Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family - Condoleezza Rice

Page 20 and 21 of Condoleezza Rice's memoir, Extraordinary, Ordinary People. I find this quote hysterical because the subjunctive is a mood, not a tense. Rice's mother would no doubt be less amused than I.