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Hyung-nam Noh. 2003. Liminoid in a Play of Words in Digital Communitas. The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea, 11(1). This paper, from a sociolinguistic point of view, criticizes the serious phenomenon and behavior performed by Korean youngsters which are even observed in Korean wordplay expressions used in various kinds of communication media in digital communitas. The grave concern is caused by the general Korean youths of nowadays. During a play of words Korean youngsters take great fun in liminoid according to circumstances as much as they are familiar with, while communicating with each other on internet or computer network the degree of capability of the wordplay having access to digitopia or dystopia i.e. liminoid is also proved as the expression of attention and the feeling of intimacy and solidarity of the users' group because of its essential property evaluated from jesting language for the purpose of linguistic exuberance with humor and wit deriving a true gratification from liminoid of the wordplay.