0

I always find the expression "extra-curricular activities" very clumsy.

7
  • Could you please provide some examples? – tchrist May 16 '14 at 4:26
  • No. There seems to be no other expression that gives exactly the same meaning as 'extra-curricular activities'. It's not that clumsy, only a bit long. – Kris May 16 '14 at 6:28
  • 2
    Colloquially, sex is often a good, brief synonym. – Janus Bahs Jacquet May 16 '14 at 12:55
  • 1
    @JanusBahsJacquet Where slut is just a euphemism for someone who has more sex than the speaker. :) – tchrist May 16 '14 at 16:25
  • 1
    What @JanusBahsJacquet says is true. However, it is also true that virtually all official language (and this is very official) can be used (and therefore has been used) as a euphemism for something that's taboo. One takes that for granted. Especially in writing, where there's no intonation to distinguish taboo uses from innocent ones. – John Lawler May 16 '14 at 16:46
2

Fun stuff. Hobbies. Outside activities. After school stuff. It would help to know the context, so as to know how formal it needs to be.

3

I've heard people who elide the activities, calling them extracurriculars.

1
  • extracurriculars means outside your career or daily routine. It has a different meaning outside the context. Just FYI for non-native speakers. – RyeɃreḁd May 16 '14 at 5:25
2

Sometimes they are referred to after school activities, you could just call them clubs and sports, maybe nonscholastic activities. You are talking about all activities that happen at a school outside of normal classes. Not sure there is a nice short word for this.

0

Supplementary education can also be a synonym as its an important part along with education.

-1

No decurtated term was found, but extracurricular activity synonyms are:

  • after-school activity

  • extraclassroom activity

  • noncollegiate activity

  • nonscholastic activity

4
  • I said after-school and nonscholastic yesterday. The other two don't make sense. – RyeɃreḁd May 16 '14 at 16:36
  • Sorry but the thesaurus gave the definitions -your disagreement is with them. Also, I clearly stated all the thesaurus terms offered as a summary without edit to clarify the limited choice – Third News May 16 '14 at 17:04
  • 1
    So your answers are just copied from a thesaurus without context? What thesaurus gives you noncollegiate activity? – RyeɃreḁd May 16 '14 at 17:16
  • Question: "Does “extra-curricular activities” have a short term?" My answer: "No decurtated term was found" I hope this clarifies your confusion. :-) – Third News May 16 '14 at 17:35
-3

I used to call it CCA (co-curricular activity).

1
  • That really doesn't look synonymous; co- and extra- don't mean the same thing. – Hellion Apr 18 '15 at 14:13

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.