My bank runs a continual loop of ads, trivia, news and other colorful info bits on a flat screen monitor behind the teller counter. This week they are displaying a greeting to customers:
HAVE A SPOOKEY HALLOWEEN!
Mind you, this is no small-text crawler that zips by in a matter of seconds -- the text is about 2-3 inches tall and part of a full-screen, full-color graphic that displays for about a minute on each pass! I regret that I didn't have my camera with me so I could show it to you. It was amusing and, at the same time, rather horrifying.
My handy-dandy dictionary confirms that there is no 'e' in "spooky" and shows no alternate spellings. Interestingly, a quick Google search for "spookey" with an 'e' revealed a musician by the name of Spookey Ruben, the same misspelling of "spooky" on someone's blog, and a dog breeding operation in Croatia called "Angel's Spookey French Bulldog Kennel."
The stuff you can find on the Internet...
The second Halloween-themed bit popped up while I was doing online research for a college history class. Regarding laws of the Roman Republic:
It was an offence to cast or have a which cast any spells on someone else.
"Offence" is the British version of "offense", so no offense taken by that. But a pronoun does not cast spells. Sorry folks -- that's a job for a witch.