In my dialect of English (North West England), we sometimes use the present tense of a verb when standard English employs the past tense, such as in the sentence below:
"I waits for the bus yesterday, but it never come..."
Contrasted with the RP "
I was waiting for the bus yesterday..."
"I waited for the bus yesterday..."
Using "waits", the present tense, instead of "waited", which is the "correct" past tense of the word. Is there a term for this phenomenon?