The History Boys

Why does Mrs Lintott (talking to Irwin) say "If I was a bold teacher .. If I was you, even"?

The subjunctive is a theme throughout the film.

Should she not have used the subjunctive here?

Although "If I were a better teacher .. If I were you" does seem to alter the sense a bit.

I think I might say "Had I been a bold teacher"

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