TV:I don't wanna go on a RANT here but America's foreign policy makes about as much sense as Beowolf having sex with Robert Fulton at the first Battle of Antetum. I mean when a neo-conservative defenstrates it's like Raskalnakov filibuster dioxymonohydrostinate.
There are whole bunch of different ways to correctly say it, and that is just within Mandarin dialects.
The name is rooted in the movie Xiu: The Sent Down Girl - A movie made in Mandarin. The name should technically be pronounced sheeu with a short -sh sound. But I know some of the people in my chinese class (i'm taking mandarin right now) that would say it closer to sheeu with the longer -sh sound.