A Phrase: Repeating, Paraphrasing, or Embellishing? Fire chief said (~) Suzanne was known to go bike riding ono Sunday mornings." (Maybe, "has been known.") From that phrasing, some ppl posted: --- SM has a "habit" of bike riding Sundays. --- SM "normally" went" ... --- SM "ususally" went ... --- SM "always" went... It's possible that fire chief made that comment because he himself saw SM biking on multiple Sunday mornings, over a course of months or the year + the M fam was in CO. If so, info in stmt could have been by his personal observation. Or possibly he was repeating virtually verbatim what someone told him, based on that person's observation, or thru another source. The phrase itself "been known to" is quite vague, even if based on chief's personal observations, to begin with and a couple more iterations, its evidentiary value is further diluted. Or maybe it was embellished somewhere along the line. "Been known to" could be a powerful understatement, as used in phrase "he's been known to take a drink," meaning the man is a heavy duty drinker. Maybe SM had been doing competitive riding/racing, and maybe in fact she always rides on Sunday mornings. Without knowing the chief's source for stmt - his observations, or second, third, or fourth hand info - and seeing it in print, not in person or on vid, how do we know how much weight to give it? IDK. So much MSM coverage, but few known facts. jmo.