Watch Out for Misspellings in GEDCOM imports

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Working on Data Doctors Weekly Challenge 133 No Dates, came across March 2011 GEDCOM Import shows source record of a book.  Below the Author Names we have the word Paranthetical which is misspelled.  Correct spelling is Parenthetical.  Anyone know if this is part of the import data or was this manual?https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Ford-671&action=edit

WikiTree profile: William Ford
in The Tree House by Paula Reinke G2G6 Mach 8 (88.6k points)
I'm confused.  What difference would a minor spelling error make?
I've seen this misspelling on other GEDCOM-imported profiles. I would presume that the error was either in WikiTree's GEDCOM system, another website's GEDCOM system, or in the member's GEDCOM program. I doubt the error could have been made manually, other than through any programming.

I always delete that line as I see no relevance to its inclusion.

It was part of the import data, as can be seen here.

The line with paranthetical in it can simply be deleted wherever you see it, as Lindy Jones says. It is GEDCOM junk. I have now done that on the William Ford profile.

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