I just heard the following expression.
I knew him better than most people.
And suddenly, it hit me that I can't discriminate between the following interpretations.
I knew him better than how well I knew most people. The other people being less familiar to me than what he is.
I knew him better than how well most of the other people knew him. The other people being less familiar with him than me.
The first one describes the relation between me and him compared to me and others. The second one described the relation between me and other people compared to him and other people.
Which one is the correct interpretation? Or is it ambiguous and one has to relate on the context to make an assessment?