Scenario: A gang from the west of the USA wants to kill gang members from the east of the USA. The gang from the west meet a gang member from the east and ask:
'Where are you from?'
The gang member from the east replies:
'From the west.'
But he intends to mean 'the western world' so he said something intending a different meaning than that of the meaning in the minds of those he was addressing, thus fooling them, and saving himself.
Is there a term for this type of linguistic/semantic strategy?
Note: no offense to people from the USA