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A current internet meme is to type 2spooky4me, with a second person typing 3spooky5me, following the (n)spooky(n+2)me pattern.

Your mission is to implement this pattern in your chosen language. You should write a program or function that takes a value n (from standard input, as a function argument, or closest alternative), and outputs the string (n)spooky(n+2)me (without the parentheses; to standard output, as a return value for a function, or closest alternative).

Your solution should work for all inputs, from 1 up to 2 below your language's maximum representable integer value (2^32-3 for C on a 32-bit machine, for example).

Example implementation in Python:

def spooky(n):
    return "%dspooky%dme"%(n,n+2)

spooky(2) -> "2spooky4me"

This is , so standard loopholes are forbidden, and the shortest answer in bytes wins!

Leaderboard

The Stack Snippet at the bottom of this post generates the leaderboard from the answers a) as a list of shortest solution per language and b) as an overall leaderboard.

To make sure that your answer shows up, please start your answer with a headline, using the following Markdown template:

## Language Name, N bytes

where N is the size of your submission. If you improve your score, you can keep old scores in the headline, by striking them through. For instance:

## Ruby, <s>104</s> <s>101</s> 96 bytes

If there you want to include multiple numbers in your header (e.g. because your score is the sum of two files or you want to list interpreter flag penalties separately), make sure that the actual score is the last number in the header:

## Perl, 43 + 2 (-p flag) = 45 bytes

You can also make the language name a link which will then show up in the snippet:

## [><>](http://esolangs.org/wiki/Fish), 121 bytes

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    \$\begingroup\$ For bonus points: Input %dspooky%dme, validate and return next in series. \$\endgroup\$
    – clapp
    Oct 31 '15 at 6:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ True, but Dennis would still win \$\endgroup\$
    – clapp
    Oct 31 '15 at 6:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ Who is Dennis? :O \$\endgroup\$
    – NuWin
    Feb 15 '16 at 20:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ @NuWin Dennis is the way. Dennis is the light. \$\endgroup\$
    – Alex A.
    Feb 15 '16 at 23:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ @NuWin Dennis is love, Dennis is life \$\endgroup\$
    – user63571
    Jan 25 '17 at 19:40

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SmileBASIC, 26 bytes

INPUT N?N;"spooky";N+2;"me
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T-SQL, 40 bytes

SELECT CONCAT(n,'spooky',n+2,'me')FROM t

Input taken via a pre-existing table t with integer column n, per our input standards.

CONCAT does an implicit type conversion, otherwise I'd have to do something like CONVERT(n,varchar(9)).

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MATL, 18 bytes

'spooky'yUQQV'me'v

Try it on MATL Online

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OCL, 52 46 bytes

Function a b Print b+"spooky"+(b + 2)+"me" End

This one is pretty straight forward, I just wanted to show off an obscure language.

Edit: I found out you can omit the spaces between the pluses when doing concatenation, but not addition. Weird.

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Pip, 23 bytes

(a:q)."spooky".a+2."me"

Try it online!

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Stax, 14 bytes

ü╫2┐╚╘Wö»§W╟╛╨

Run and debug it at staxlang.xyz!

Unpacked (16 bytes)

.me;2+`tNCrf`,Wp
.me                 Literal "me"
   ;2+              Peek from input stack, push to stack, and add 2
      `tNCrf`       Literal "spooky"
             ,      Pop from input stack; push to stack
              Wp    Pop and print everything from the stack with no additional newlines
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Excel, 22 bytes

=A1&"spooky"&A1+2&"me"
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Forth (gforth), 39 bytes

: f 0 2dup .r ." spooky"2 m+ .r ." me";

Try it online!

Code Explanation

: f            \ start a new word definition
  0 2dup       \ add 0 to the top of the stack and duplicate the top two stack values
  .r           \ print the input with no following space
  ." spooky"   \ print "spooky"
  2 m+ .r      \ add 2 to the input and print with no following space
  ." me"       \ print "me"
;              \ end the word definition
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Runic Enchantments, 18 bytes

i:2+"me"S9´334E{@

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Saves 1 byte by using 9´334E to pull "spooky" out of the word dictionary. 8b*E for "me" is the same length.

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Japt, 14 bytes

`èï`ri@°+T°

Try it

Japt, 13 bytes

+`spooky{+2}´

Try it

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W d, 14 bytes

♠╚z[·7♦÷U# 1╘╖

Explanation

Uncompressed:

"a"spooky"a2+"me"
""                 % Push an empty string for the first operand to render
  a                % The 1st operand
   "spooky"        % Push "spooky"
           a2+     % The 1st operand + 2
              "me" % Push me
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AWK, 21 bytes

$0=$0"spooky"$0+2"me"

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Substitutes the input for (input)spooky(input+2)me. As the new value of $0 is not zero nor null, prints $0.

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Lua, 39 bytes

w=io.write w(...)w'spooky'w(...+2)w'me'

Test

> lua -v & echo -------- & lua ./spooky.lua 2
Lua 5.4.0  Copyright (C) 1994-2020 Lua.org, PUC-Rio
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2spooky4me
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JAVA, 60 bytes

class p {String main(int n) {return n+"spooky"+(n+2)+"me";}}

Works fine on blueJ but not on TIO idk why?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ It might be because your main function does not seem standard, it should be public static void main(String[] args) { ... } and parse args[] accordingly before calculating : int n = Integer.parseInt(args[0]);. You could lose the spaces before the opening braces and save some bytes \$\endgroup\$
    – Riptide
    Nov 1 at 17:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ ARE JVM for blueJ and TIO different? \$\endgroup\$
    – Ha'Penny
    Nov 1 at 23:39
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