As an academic, sooner or later you’ll be mis-cited. Sometimes badly. More than once as a reviewer I’ve had to correct authors who were trying to cite my papers (and those of others) in support of a claim that was actually the opposite of what those papers demonstrated! Which I suppose is the maximum mis-citation (“MMC”). Of course, those citations weren’t actually published. But if I hadn’t been the reviewer, I presume they would’ve been.
So what’s the worst you’ve ever been mis-cited?
HT Ayco Tack for the idea for this post.