Why the Navy seems so odd to everyone else, that is.
It’s simple. They think and look at the world differently.
Here’s an example. In any sane world, room 5D22 generally is next to (or maybe across the hall from) room 5D23.
On a ship – or in a building laid out by a Navy contractor – it’s often completely on the other side of the ship or building. That’s called the “even/odd rule”.
Also, decks above the main deck are levels, not decks – even though they’re decks. Decks including and below the main deck – those are decks. And the main deck may or may not be big one that’s open to the air (it’s not on a carrier). And so on.
Once you realize that, why the Navy seems “different” to everyone else all starts to kinda make sense.
You nautical types are kinda weird, but we love you anyway. (smile)