- 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.
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- May 24, 2017Sollum Technologies Wins Druide’s Grand Prize for Entrepreneurship
At the Gala for the 19th Défi PME MTL held earlier this month, the company Sollum Technologies won Druide’s Grand Prize for entrepreneurship, earning a grant of $3000 and several services. The winners in each category also received a copy of Druide’s renowned software, Antidote.
- September 2017
Ammon- and krypto-, roots of this month’s words in question, have a common meaning: “hidden”. Despite their mysterious roots, each refers to a well-known chemical substance, the most famous of which is the fictional kryptonite.
- August 2017
Why do the words “river” and “lake” sometimes follow the proper name, as in River Thames and Lake Michigan, and at other times come before them, as in Mississippi River and Cayuga Lake? Rivers and lakes have different sets of naming conventions.
- July 2017
We pursue our exploration of the animal kingdom in the following Word Stories. Among the weird creatures inhabiting the earth, some enjoy more fame than others. Lexical good fortune has given the long-snouted aardvark a premium spot in most English-language dictionaries, while it has also starred in a number of popular TV series, including the Ant and the Aardvark (1969–1971). The kiwi, a flightless bird, gained celebrity status with its selection as the national symbol of New Zealand, subsequently developing its brand by lending its name to several other uses.