Is there a specific term for a statement that uses words such that their precise meaning conveys a subtext contrary to the colloquial meaning?
For example, the joke in Men in Black:
Gentlemen, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training.
where the precise use of the words conveys a sarcastic meaning (ie that the candidates are inept because that's what he's come to expect from government training).
I was going to use "irony" to describe this but then realized this is basically the opposite of irony - the use of words to convey their literal intention, when a nonliteral intention was expected.