Check out what's happened to "nice" over the years.
It seems one can no longer use the words liberal or conservative in other than political expressions without adding a qualifier to the statement or risk being incorrectly understood. If you injure yourself and your medicinal salve says to ''apply a ''liberal'' amount to the wound era'', does this mean to glob it on without worrying about waste or harm to the environment (as one might say is characteristic of a Conservative), or does it mean to use it sparingly and carefully after much thought and personal anguish (as one might say is characteristic of a Liberal)? How many other words have lost or changed their perceived definitions or references due to popular or common usage? How many folks here still like to ''Don their ''gay'' apparel'' at Christmas time?