The amelioration of the word like: It won’t sound stupid forever.

I predict that by the end of the next generation’s writing careers, respectable authors in respectable publications will be using the word like to introduce quotes.

As in…

Baselessly prognosticating, blogger Abraham Piper was like, “I predict that by the end of the next generation’s writing careers, respectable authors in respectable publications will be using the word like to introduce quotes.”

What do you think?