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TD case- Am I wrong?

Just to make it easier to understand the problem I post the hand, although the exact cards are probably not important:

West
1094
AQ83
62
AJ103
North
KQ82
J
A5
987654
East
65
10765
KQ107
KQ2
South
AJ73
K942
J9843
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
P
1
X
2
2
3
P
P
P
D
3 West
NS: 0 EW: 0

 

Now the case: South does not ask what 1 means (the alert card was waved around) and doubles quickly. After 3 he asks about the bidding and then passes. North leads the A and switched to a small club for some ruffs and two down. So far absolutely no case I think.

After the board the dummy (east) says: "What a defense." North responds: "Yeah, I knew that he is 4-4 in majors" and now South says: " "Thats why I didnt ask what 1 is!".

Now it is becoming interesting, because I had a few situations like this against this pair before. Obviously if he had not said anything there would have been no case, but announcing that he didnt ask by purpose so he could bid his hand is a little bit unfair.

More info: The conversation was not in english, so I am sorry, if I lost something in translation. The opponents are good and experienced players and have played a few times against this system, although not recently.

 

So, am I overwhelming here and there is no unfair behaviour or do you also think, that this is unethical to handle it this way? (Not asking when having majors (and a diamonds in case partner misunderstands), asking when having diamonds and spades only)

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