I am looking for a word or phrase to describe a misinterpretation of tone due to language or cultural differences.
For example, this is an answer from Arqade, the gaming StackExchange site
Sir it would appear that you have encountered something called a "bug",which is no wonder since DayZ is early access game.
This one is known bug and it is even reported on the DayZ feedback site so it will be fixed sooner or later...It doesn't seem to have a high priority for now however.
For now reconnecting should fix this problem,sadly it isn't viable long term solution.
Here is the link to the ticket if you want to track the progress.
The answer is perfect, explaining not only what is happening, but why it is happening, how to fix it and links to further reading. However explaining what a 'bug' is in a game seems condescending in any type of gaming community. After further research the poster is from a Middle Eastern country and it seems that he was trying to be verbose in his answer (which should be encouraged) instead of condescending.