The question is posed after a comment by one of our neighbours last night during drinks. It was not a description that I would have come up with myself but perhaps I can see what might be meant.
Updating this post I suspect that this is going to become an ever-expanding post for real “overheard in Bath” type quotes. So here goes with my first.
Overheard after a talk on Understanding China at the Bath Literature Festival from a gentleman in the row in front of me to his companion: “Of course Bath is the sort of place where there are probably two former ambassadors to China in the audience”.