There is an extremely annoying and grammatically incorrect phrase I’ve started noticing online recently: “how it looks like” instead of “what it looks like” or “how it looks.”
It appears that this is, at least for now, an internet-exclusive issue. According to Google books Ngram, use of the incorrect phrasing was basically non-existent in books through 2008:
Unfortunately, the internet is rampant with the incorrect phrase.
You might be wondering why in the world I care. I get where you’re coming from. I understand that languages evolve, and maybe this is simply the next step for ours.
Still, I no like it.