This Meta question is in regard to in a town where people say the opposite of what they think how would double negatives work?.
(1) This does not appear to be off-topic as a question of linguistics in a fictional world is clearly within the scope of our site as presented on the help pages.
Effects of events or world elements, including biology, technology and magic, on specific aspects of that world's societies, cultures, and environment
In this case, the effect on the language (culture) of a society that (for reasons not provided) culturally express themselves in the opposite of what they mean.
(2) This does not appear to be primarily opinion-based in that the nature of a double-negative is clearly within a definable and objective scope. He's asking the question in English... maybe we need to ask him to clearly state it, but the context of a double-negative in English seems to be intrinsic to the question. This, of course, results in a definable "right" answer.
Curiously, the answer from a linguistics perspective is that the cultural tendency to express yourself using the opposite of what you mean has no impact at all on the use of double-negatives. The context would be identical to how they are used in English: to preserve the original intent of the statement.
I'm assuming that this question was closed for no better reason than it was outside the experience and skill set of the VTCers. If I'm right, then that's a horrible reason to close a question, which is tantamount to, "I can't answer it, so it deserves to be closed."
Question: Am I right? in which case the question should be reopened. Or am I wrong?