LR library filter not selecting as expected

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LR 3.4.1 library keyword filter not working: I select 'text-keywords' 'contains' and a single keyword. A random selection appears most not containing the keyword! Tried 'contains all' and variants. Tried upper/lowercase. I'm not using a second criteria such as attribute. I've tried closing and opening LR and rebooting in case a cache problem.
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brian brains

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My keywords are royally messed up it seems. May be my fault (of course!) because I didn't use a semicolon as a seperator, just a comma?

I have 33,000 images in Lightroom and the thought of having to redo all the keywords makes me suicidal. To make it worse, I'm not very good at adding keywords to each import anyway as I'm not the organised type and I find it hard to be consistent in my choice of words over the years so they're not actually that useful!

Isn't there a better way? One that doesn't slow down the import process? Each import typically has several hundred files which is a lot to plow through laboriously determining the best keywords and then typing them in!

Ditto same problem with flagging. Over the years I've changed how I do this so now it is hopeless to find anything! Groan...