troubleshooting Question

SQL Not Equal To not working as expected

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Murray BrownFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Microsoft SQL Server
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Hi
I have a table called [Descriptions] with a column called [Other]. Half of the records on this table
have the word "Stope" in. The following SQL shows all these records
Select * From Descriptions Where Shaft = 'masimong air' And Other = 'Stope'

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but this SQL query does not show the other 20 records that do not have the word "Stope" in.
Select * From Descriptions Where Shaft = 'masimong air' And Other <> 'Stope'

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Why does the second query not work properly?
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