I learned something new today.
I discovered this while checking out why some people say “ek-cetera” instead of “etcetera.”
Eye dialect is the representation of regional or dialectal variations by spelling words in nonstandard ways, such as writing wuz for was and fella for fellow. This is also known as eye spelling. The term eye dialect was coined by linguist George P. Krapp in “The Psychology of Dialect Writing” (1926).