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    catching on recently

    I was taught that 'recently' doesn't go with the simple present tense, the present progressive tense or any future tenses.

    But I just read a book about American street English and came across this sentence:

    Jibbing is catching on recently all around the world.

    Does this sentence sound all right to native English speakers?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: catching on recently

    It doesn't sound very natural to me. (British English speaker)

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