Ethnically my dad is from Volga German stock. He is a second generation Canadian. His mum is first, and her parents came to Canada as youths.
He says “Talk to you after a bit” or “See you after a bit” to indicate some indefinite time in the future rather than in five minutes, or 1 hour, or whatever. Point is, hes not making a commitment, he is just saying goodbye. Most people just say “see you later”.
He is second oldest of his siblings, but I havent noticed them saying it. Of older generations, the numbers have dwindled to a handful, and I dont really get to interact with them.
Has anyone else heard this peculiar phrase? Is it a dad-ism, or a proper shibboleth?