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DonFerrari said:
JWeinCom said:

I don't know if English is not your first language or if you just don't understand the colloquial usage of the word look.  "Looks" is frequently used as a shorthand for "Based on what I see, I anticipate it will be".

If I say "looks like rain"  I am saying "based on what I can observe I think there will be rain".  I am not saying that the sky literally looks like rain.  If my waiter brings me a steak and I say "oh that looks delicious", I am almost certainly not saying that the steak literally looks delicious, since it is impossible for something to somehow visually be delicious (unless you have synesthesia or something).  I almost certainly mean to say "based on what I can observe, I anticipate the steak will be delicious".  If I see a trailer of a movie and I say "looks boring", I am almost certainly not saying that the visuals of the movie are boring.  I am almost certainly saying "based on that trailer I anticipate the final product will be boring."  And when someone says "looks god awful" they are almost certainly saying "based on what I can tell, I anticipate this game will suck ass."

It is great to see someone who used to play the "english is not your first language" and similar dismissive talk to deny my points get the same threatment.

Uhhhhh... not really sure if that was aimed at me or him.  I sometimes ask that, because a lot of times English is not someone's first language, and if the issue seems to be one of comprehension, that's relevant.  .  In this case, command of the English language (how look is used figuratively vs literally) is the actual issue at hand.  If it came off as dismissive, that wasn't my intention.