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handwriter

handwriter

Norway

May 2, 2014

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06:21 AM May 02 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

What is the difference between saying, “Assuming I was” vs “Assuming I were”?
Assuming I WAS; using this verb states a past event—I was gay then, but maybe now, I am not.
Assuming I WERE: involves a subjunctive case. When talking about something that may or may not happen, you use this type of verb. Use "were" (past subjunctive) when expressing an untrue fact or idea.
Assuming I were gay (I’m not gay, but assuming the idea) you decided that I must then like pastel-colored balloons and a gay-colored dog bowl.
“gay-colored” bowl: this was a word game for those who think that gay has only one meaning and that is homosexual.
Gay (adjective)
1 a : happily excited : MERRY *in a gay mood* b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits *a bird's gay spring song*
2 a : BRIGHT, LIVELY *gay sunny meadows* b : brilliant in color