In honor of celebrity physician Dr. Oz's visit to the U.S. Senate yesterday, we thought we would collect some Dr. Oz Googlisms. Mehmet Oz is a polarizing figure. He's well beloved by fans, but draws sharp criticism from many doctors, scientists and journalists. We thought Googlisms would be an interesting way to see the spread of opinion.
What is a Googlism? Many years ago, a site called Googlism.com was popular. The site pulls random sentences from the Internet that fill in the sentence "[Search term] is . . . ." Below are some of our favorite "Dr. Oz is" sentences from the web. Please note, we cannot vouch for whether these are true statements.
Dr. Oz is a renowned heart surgeon
Dr. Oz is a very intelligent guy
I think Dr. Oz is working hard
Dr. Oz is host of The Dr. Oz Show
Dr. Oz is a pioneer in the field of hawking products
Dr. Oz is back, but not in his usual blue scrubs
Dr. Oz is Coming!
Dr. Oz is a big sports fan
Dr. Oz is also our wonderful friend—and my personal exercise buddy
Dr. Oz Is Lying to You
Dr. Oz is 52, so he knows what he's talking about
Dr. Oz is not the first celebrity to kit himself out in a fat suit, either
Dr. Oz is no longer a doctor who cares the least bit about science
Dr. Oz is not to be trusted
Dr. Oz Is a Mean Old Neighbor
Dr. Oz is unrivaled in cutting through the clutter
Dr. Oz is here to save the day
Oz was called to Washington, D.C. for his role in encouraging predatory weight-loss supplement businesses, which use his unscientific claims to promote their products.