Came across this new denglish creation in this week's Stern magazine. (At least I think it's denglish; a quick search brings up mainly German sites). Anyway, although it sounds like an accident which might happen on an oil drilling platform, it's actually a play on the word "burnout", used to describe the phenomenon of burnout through boredom. You see, it seems there are lots of people working in offices who are actually chronically unbusy and suffer from the terrible problem of having to find ways to kill their time at work, usually with the help of Youtube.
(As a self-employed person that made me go all jealous, until I remembered that - whenever I have a free moment - I can wander out at will to e.g. enjoy the lovely weather. If I can drag myself away from this fascinating Youtube video, that is).
Posted at 2007-03-29 12:55:00 in