The male voice is horrible.
Even after two years, I still find myself having to listen to the slow versions and then using reasonable deduction (as in "this word I think I hear doesn't make sense, what does?") to finish sentences sometimes.
In "normal" mode, this voice often sounds like someone is holding a gun to his head threatening to shoot if he doesn't say the sentence in under two seconds.
It's really frustrating. If it wasn't a computer voice, I would really hate this "guy."
Same XD I am a native german speaker and we have a split word for "hurt" as well, that is really similar to this, just with an older word for pain that isn't used anymore on its own. So you really just assiciate the expression with "something hurts". Thinking about it as "does pain" still ended up sounding funny to me, too.