Where would the best SE site to ask about the meaning of a song title be?

My Question

What is the meaning of the song title "Mans Not Hot" By Big Shaq?

  1. English Usage and Language as the question wants to define some words

  2. Music Fans as it is the title of a rap

These both seem valid to ask the question. Which would be the best one to ask the question on?

  • 1
    Most of these questions, without an official source, will likely attract opinion-based answers about people's interpretations of a title. Dec 14, 2017 at 11:02
  • @gparyani so best not ask it at all then? Dec 14, 2017 at 11:05
  • Not necessarily, sometimes artists do release what exactly a song means. Dec 14, 2017 at 11:20
  • Assuming it means anything at all. These things are not exactly paragons of literature. Dec 15, 2017 at 1:31
  • @gparyani - some sites - such as Literature.SE - accept questions that are more opinion based than other sites.
    – Mithical
    Dec 21, 2017 at 19:05
  • Answered already by Big Shaq himself :) youtube.com/watch?v=uQwQqJwWpW4 Dec 21, 2017 at 19:10

2 Answers 2



  • If you're after the meaning of some words, rather than title as whole, ask in English Language & Usage and focus on the words, not song or title.

  • If you're after the meaning of the title as a whole, e.g. its context and how it's related to the song itself, the proper place is most likely Music Fans.

  • what happens if I want both. Do I have to post on both with slightly differently worded questions Dec 14, 2017 at 13:47
  • @JakeSymons no, posting same question on more than one site is frowned upon. Dec 14, 2017 at 14:27
  • what is the best way of resolving this situation then, if I want the meaning of the words as well as how that relates to the song? Dec 14, 2017 at 16:38
  • @JakeSymons sounds like you have two related questions, one for each site. Customize the question for each site, and maybe cross-link them. Dec 14, 2017 at 16:57

While @ShadowWizard's answer is correct, I'll note that song lyrics - and their titles - are on topic on Literature.SE as well. So the literal meaning of the words - ELU or ELL. Analysis - Music Fans or Literature.

Full disclosure: I moderate Literature.SE.

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