Yet, instead of but ??

Marsha Alley marshaalley at MSN.COM
Wed Jan 19 19:51:05 UTC 2005

I have a friend who has begun to use "yet" to the exclusion of "but."  I remember early on in her usage I saw the same thing in print; alas, I cannot remember where.

Am I correct that the two are not synonyms and this is a new (and confusing/irritating) usage?  

Marsha Alley
/not a linguist, but somewhat of a language prude

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