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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\$ – clap Oct 31 '15 at 6:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ True, but Dennis would still win \$\endgroup\$ – clap 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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LOLCODE, 100 99 bytes

HAI 1.3
I HAS A J
GIMMEH J
VISIBLE J!
VISIBLE "spooky"!
VISIBLE SUM OF J AN 2!
VISIBLE "me"
KTHXBYE

Try it online!

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Kotlin, 24 bytes

{"${it}spooky${it+2}me"}

Try it online!

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Assembly (MIPS, SPIM), 221 bytes

.data
a: .asciiz "spooky"
c: .asciiz "me"
.text
.globl main
main:
li $2 5
syscall
la $9 a
la $10 a
move $8 $2
l:
move $4 $8
li $2 1
syscall
li $2 4
move $4 $9
syscall
bne $10 $9 e
la $9 c
addi $8 2
j l
e:
li $2 10
syscall

Try it online!

Couldn't get SPIM and TIO to play nice with argc/argv, so had to take it via input. String formatting in Assembly isn't pleasant.

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MATLAB, 33 bytes

@(x)fprintf('%dspooky%dme',x,x+2)

Pretty self explanatory. Tried a few ways and this was the shortest I could find.

You should be able to run this with the Octave online interpreter.

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O, 20 characters

Q"spooky"Q2+"me"+++p

Sample run:

bash-4.3$ o.sh 'Q"spooky"Q2+"me"+++p' <<< 42
42spooky44me
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Fourier, 32 bytes

I~zo115a-3avaa-4a121az+2o109a-8a

Still using @isaacg's golfing algorithm ;)

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Haskell, 38 bytes

a n=show(n)++"spooky"++show(n+2)++"me"

Defines a function named a that takes a Num n. Returns <n>spooky<n+2>me.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ You can save a byte by writing show n instead of show(n). \$\endgroup\$ – Itai Bar-Natan Feb 22 '16 at 16:28
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Clojure, 26 bytes

#(str %"spooky"(+ 2%)"me")

First post. It's a function, as required. I think I took as many liberties with the tokenizer as possible, but I don't know. Here it is in action in the REPL:

user=> #(str %"spooky"(+ 2%)"me")
#<user$eval1176$fn__1177 user$eval1176$fn__1177@2d2d2f69>
user=> (*1 55)
"55spooky57me"
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Factor, 79 bytes

: f ( x -- ) dup 2 + [ number>string ] bi@ "spooky" swap "me" 4array concat . ;

First stab at it, just did it the obvious way.

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Lua, 41 Bytes

There's this other lua answer, but it doesn't work anymore since lua 5.3. It will now print 2spooky4.0me Here comes a code working under all versions of lua, and who's still in 41 Bytes:

print(("%dspooky%dme"):format(...,...+2))
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,,,, 18 bytes

:↓2+"spooky"↓↓"me"
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Acc!!, 99 bytes

N
Write _
Write 115
Write 112
Write 111
Write 111
Write 107
Write 121
Write _+2
Write 109
Write 101

Try it online!

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Implicit, 20 17 16 bytes

ì¯spooky]ì..ìme"

Try it online!

ì¯spooky]ì..ìme"
ì                 « implicit integer input, convert to string     »;
 ¯                « copy input to memory                          »;
  spooky          « push the ASCII character codes for each letter in `spooky` individually »;
        ]         « copy memory to stack                          »;
         ì        « convert string to integer                     »;
          ..      « increment twice                               »;
            ì     « and back to string                            »;
             me   « push character codes for `me`                 »;
               "  « stringify the entire stack                    »;
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Python ≥ 3.6, 28 bytes

lambda x:f'{x}spooky{x+2}me'

Try it online!

Makes use of formatted string literals, a feature that was introduced in Python 3.6.

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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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Pyramid Scheme, 624 bytes

   ^      ^      ^      ^     ^      ^      ^      ^      ^
  / \    / \    / \    / \   / \    / \    / \    / \    / \
 /set\  /out\  /out\  /out\ /out\  /out\  /out\  /out\  /out\
^-----^^-----^ -----^ -----^----- ^----- ^-----^ -----^ -----^
-    ^--    / \    / \    / \    / \    / \   /+\    / \    / \
    /#\    /chr\  /chr\  /chr\  /chr\  /chr\ ^---^  /chr\  /chr\
   ^---   ^----- ^----- ^----- ^----- ^-----/2\  - ^----- ^-----
  /l\    / \    / \    / \    / \    / \    ---   / \    / \
 /ine\  /115\  /112\  /111\  /107\  /121\        /109\  /101\
 -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----        -----  -----

Try it online!

Very straightforward. Gets an integer from input and saves it to the blank variable. Prints it. Prints "spooky". Prints blank+2. Prints "me". Follows the same pattern as Hello, World, for the most part.

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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";

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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{@

Try it online!

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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Stax, 12 bytes

ïöeO¬‼3ì╡☻↔G

Run and debug it

Uses an unterminated template literal to embed instructions in an output string.

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Japt, 14 bytes

`èï`ri@°+T°

Try it

Japt, 13 bytes

+`spooky{+2}´

Try it

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