Former Village People cop on America's Most Wanted! in Chat Posted April 11, 2006 No, it's hard to sing "In the Navy" when you realize they were deliberately misspelling "seamen." "They're signing up the seamen fast!" Fortunately, when I was six or seven, I missed understood the connotation complete. And my poor, dear utterly naive mother* had no clue. My old man, though, he thought it was funnier than hell since he got the joke. *We had to explain what the doobie in The Doobie Brothers stood for.