I'm looking for a less formal synonym for "Confirmed" or "Ackowledged", that retains some brevity. As an example, say I've received an e-mail from my manager asking me to switch to a different task. The request is clear, and I'd like to acknowledge that I've read and understood it, but I don't need even that much vebosity. I could reply with just "Roger" but that just seems almost too informal:

"We've got clearance, Clarence."

"Roger, Roger."

"What's our vector, Victor?"

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    Gotcha? Ok? Hokey-dokey? kthxbi? – StoneyB on hiatus Nov 26 '14 at 15:35
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    "kthxbi" to my manager would certainly capture the "less formal" aspect I asked for. – JMD Nov 26 '14 at 15:39
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    "gotcha" "got it" "okay" "sounds good" "deal" – samuelesque Nov 26 '14 at 15:41
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    "Check", "OK" are brief – Kristina Lopez Nov 26 '14 at 15:53
  • Righty-ho! Okey-dokey! Sure thing! Will do! No problem! (No probs, np, no problemo) – A E Nov 26 '14 at 15:55

I might just say:

Understood, thanks.

This leaves unstated the fact that you will actually execute the request, but unless your manager is especially paranoid, it's probably okay to leave that implicit. The "thanks" is just sugar to sweeten the response a bit and keep things collegial.

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In the British Navy, aye-aye means ¨Heard and understood and I will obey¨ (and saying ¨Yes¨ to anything other than a Yes or No? question or a pleasant observation will get you in trouble). It has some swash, so isn´t too formal but can hardly be called informal since it is naval protocol ;)

Depending on your relationship with your manager (and on your manager´s sense of humour), you may want to use the full ¨Aye-aye, sir

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"Hi ____

Ok I'll start the ___ now


Keep it simple, silly. KISS.

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You could try:


The Oxford Dictionary defines wilco as:

Expressing compliance or agreement, especially acceptance of instructions received by radio.

"Wilco, Sir," came the reply

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You could say:

Will do! Thanks.

I use it all the time!

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