'Was' just sounds wrong. Perhaps it's just me, but it doesn't seem right. Keep in mind I have no evidence to support this, but it just doesn't sound natural.
Actually, and I just came across this myself about a year or two ago, both are English: past and present usage; They express different meanings, though:
The subjuntive use of the verb were in If I were expresses a condition that does not exist, one that's contrary to fact, whereas the indicative use of the verb was in If I was expresses a condition that 'was' probable, likely or could possibly be true.
1. If I were you (which I am not) I would take the money and run.
2. If I was you (which I most likely might be in that situation) I'd take the money and run.
The poll asks us to make a choice between subjunctive and indicative moods:
If I were is the subjunctive mood. If I was is the indicative mood.
All the best,
Hi, you're back after a noticeable AWOL.
TDOL, did you know that whilst the Texan stayed put in Yellow Rose country, his people were "chadding" for him in Florida. :wink: