atticism: concise and elegant expression, diction, or the like. the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language. attachment to Athens or to the style, customs, etc., of the Athenians.
Was Received Pronunciation Ever Rhotic? People around the world associate Britain with non-rhoticity, the process whereby /r/ is dropped at the end of syllables such as ‘car‘ and ‘start.’ This impression largely stems from the fact that the non-rhotic Received Pronunciation (RP) was the standard for British English for years, and is still treated as such by many foreign language learners. But was RP always “r-less?”.