Seems like my years of learning Chinese and living in China are about to become useless...
Actually I stopped learning Chinese and living in China because I discovered the following. They were learning English faster then I could learn Chinese, and I only needed to know enough to let them know I wasn't culturally insensitive.
Not sure where the quote was but it went along the lines of "Don't try to talk in their language, because you will make a hash of it and they will have the advantage."
Are Chinese computer voices just flat-out worse than English ones, or is there something specific?