In recent months the holiday gift-giving season has added to the pandemic spike in home delivery. Porch pirates have been working overtime to steal packages left on doorsteps, and reverse porch pirates have been working to stop them. This month’s Word Stories instalment explores the ways that outlaws, heroes and villains have informed the words we associate with piracy.
You are probably familiar with Antidote’s dictionaries, but are you taking full advantage of them? In this fourth article of our “Find the right word” series, we introduce you to the dictionary of rhymes. This dictionary is one of the important new features of Antidote 11, which Antidote Web and Antidote Mobile inherit. Make no mistake: it’s not just for poetry!
Out of all the words in the English language that could lead you down a rabbit hole, positive and negative would probably not immediately come to mind. Positive and negative are often roughly equated to “good” and “bad” respectively, but if we dig a little deeper, we discover it’s not always quite so simple. This basic equivalence may work when talking about the optimistic attitude of a friend, or the dismal critical reviews for a new movie, but as we’ll see, scientists, mathematicians and lawyers all have their own distinct takes on the terms. After all, hearing “positive results” in a doctor’s office can be just as wonderful when discussing a new treatment as it might be horrifying when receiving test results.
Druide informatique is pleased to announce the release of Antidote 11, the 25th anniversary edition of its famous writing software. Among more than 100 new features, the corrector introduces a new neural engine and allows the creation of custom correction rules. Deep learning is used to pronounce all words in French and English, with two accents in each language. And poets, songwriters and advertisers can now draw on the creative power of a dictionary of rhymes and near-rhymes.
Druide informatique is pleased to announce the release of a major update for Antidote Mobile, the edition for iPhone and iPad of its famous language software. Antidote Mobile inherits important new features from the dictionaries of Antidote 11, our 25th anniversary edition, including the pronunciation of words in two accents, in English and in French, a new dictionary of rhymes and near-rhymes and 100,000 new translations between English and French.
Druide informatique is pleased to announce the immediate rollout of major new features for Antidote Web, the cloud-based edition of its famous language software. Antidote Web inherits the vast majority of the 100 new features of Antidote 11, our 25th anniversary edition, including a new interface and a new neural engine, the pronunciation of words in two accents, in English and in French, and a new dictionary of rhymes and near-rhymes.