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.
It wasn't aimed at you, sorry if it looked like that.
I'm not native to English, but even in portuguese the "seems like" "looks like", etc equivalents aren't reduced to just seeing or sight. They have exactly the same purpouse you used of figuratively "seems like" being "from what I've experienced this situation is similar to this another so I induce this...."
The person you replied to have used 3 or more times the argument I don't speak english as native language to avoid a point or mock me (funny enough every other user, native or not, understood the point perfectly).
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."