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Speech code has two purposes:
Sometimes, speech code is arranged in advance. Key phrases are memorized so that each party can know what the other means. In this case, the real meaning of a sentence can be completely different than its surface meaning. For example, "it's snowing here" might mean "please ask Q to send the portable helicopter."
Under circumstances which are more fluid, the two parties may make up the code as they go along, each relying on the other's knowledge of the context of the conversation to provide the necessary translation. For example, a spy working in an enemy's aircraft factory might tell her control "I went hiking and took some pictures of an eagle today" when she meant "I managed to photograph the fighter plane."
I just like the whole idea, so I named my Internet domain (speechcode.com) after it. Who knows? Perhaps this entire web site is in code.