A married couple from Cheltenham have astounded the world of linguistics by learning how to speak Danish fluently after watching all 3 series of Borgen back to back. David and Evelyn Newton watched the popular Danish political drama after both were confined to their sick bed with the flu. 'We were both feeling miserable and decided to make a start on the Borgen box-set we had been given at Christmas' 36 year old HR manager Evelyn explained 'we were so gripped by the drama that we ended up watching all 30 episodes in one sitting'. PE teacher husband David continued 'we stopped occasionally for lemsips and to answer the call of nature but other than that it was 30 hours of undiluted Borgen'. The couple claim to have never spoken a word of Danish before or to have any connection whatsoever with the country but by the end of their marathon Borgen session they realised they could speak Danish as if it were their first language. 'By around episode 26 we noticed that we weren't even reading the subtitles any more and afterwards we were having full conversations in Danish' explained David. 'Its not just the language that we've picked up on' says Evelyn ' we've become much more relaxed and tolerant, David used to be a real right-wing homophobic racist bastard but now his credo is live and let live, and I've started cycling everywhere and have just launched a campaign for a higher rate of income tax'.
Couple speak fluent Danish after watching Borgen box-set back to back
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