Like, I think like the worst like problem currently facing, like the English language, is like the ungrammatical, nonsensical use of like the word "like". Try listening to any female under the age of 40, and you'll like see like what I'm like talking about. Like, I guess Frank Zappa's "Valley Girl" phenomenon is like to blame. Like. Like. And furthermore, like, like--like like like; like like.
The worst use of "like" is when someone's, like, "Oh, I was like, 'I hate that song,'" and she was, like, "Oh, I hate it, too." I admit to talking this way myself. I decided it was acceptable when I heard Meryl Streep be, all, "And I was, like..." on TV one morning. I try not to use it, but, I'm, like, "There's a certain on-the-tongue elegance to it," and then I'm, like, "If Meryl Streep can do it..."
And now, I'm all, "I'm not going to go back to see if I need to correct my grammar in that mess I just wrote."
God bless "She said..." and "She thought..."