Savannah wrote:What's really fun is realizing that the great semi-imaginary whooshing noise around lunchtime today was 90% of the incoming Black Rock City population flipping through their dictionaries and clicking mice to look up "Liminal". In one fell swoop, a little-used word gains greater prominence.
I note also that in can mean intermediate, in-between, or barely perceptible. Merriam-Webster claims the first known use in this form was in 1884. From the Latin, "limin-, limen" (threshold).