- January 17, 2018
- January 08, 2018
- September 18, 2017
- June 29, 2017Free Update for Antidote 9
Druide announces the launch of Antidote 9 v5, a free update that boasts a host of improvements, including new words, corrections and integrations. Antidote 9 v5 boosts its English dictionaries with 2000 new words, like clicktivism, greenwashing and Latinx. All the dictionaries have been updated and the guides feature seven new articles. In English, 200 new words have been added, including climatonégationniste, ludifier and nihonium, as well as five new guide articles. V5 also lists new World Heritage Sites and accounts for territorial reform in France. The full list of changes for v5 can be found on Antidote’s website.
- June 28, 2017
- April 2018
To many speakers of English, there is something distinctly foreign about those small symbols that accompany letters in words like piñata, café, and many more. The reason for this is no mystery; they have never been a prominent part of the English writing system, unlike most languages that use a Latin script. Although many people call them accents, the correct name for these symbols is diacritic mark or simply diacritic.
- March 2018
Although the English language is a complex blend of diverse ingredients, the English-speaking world is not typically known for the richness of its cuisine. Our native culinary stock is particularly meagre when it comes to vegetarian and vegan options, which probably explains the large number of borrowings in this category. Meat-free anglophones borrowed two key components of their diet from opposite corners of the earth, helping themselves to their names while they were at it.
- February 2018
The word billion was not introduced in the French language until the fifteenth century and didn’t find its way into English until the end of the seventeenth century, which is fairly late in the history of counting. What words were used before this time to talk about large numbers?