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Could you instruct me about the irony of the following sentence in one BBC article?
"The irony was that, thanks to a well-placed department store, spending a penny cost nothing at all. "
"spending a penny" means "going to wash room", right?
I can't understand why it's ironical.
This sentence is at the bottom of chapter of "Is free easy?"
BBC NEWS | Business | Surviving on the best things in life
The irony is that spending a penny cost nothing because the "well-placed department store" does not charge for the use of its lavatories.
The irony lies in not spending any money to spend a penny.
>>The irony lies in not spending any money to spend a penny.
Thank you soo much for your detailed instructions!
Now everything is clear!