What does "being turned to honeycomb" mean?
I'm watching the Japanese dub of Baccano and Luck says the line "who was it that turned me into a honeycomb" this was after he got shot and killed, so I get he's asking who shot him, but I'm wondering what is the symbolism for this in Japanese? Why is this a phrase?
- Gary BLv 73 years ago
Certain type of bees like to make their nest (the honeycomb) in dead bodies.
- Anonymous3 years ago
I don't think it's anything specifically Japanese. It is a metaphor that would mean the same in both languages. A honeycomb is full of holes and oozes gooey liquid. So does a person who has been shot multiple times. He's like the character Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" who makes jokes about how he's got a hole in him from a sword, even while he's dying.