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With an A, I might be a programming trick.
With an E, I'm really not sure.
With an I, I'm just a wee babe.
With an O, I'm often stopping.
With a U, I'm a guy you can meet.

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Boringifying the vowelburger meme? $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Mar 17 '20 at 13:35
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    $\begingroup$ @Bass I prefer a natural, classical style to something stylised and "trademarked". Nobody owns the idea of a puzzle where different vowels go between the same consonants. $\endgroup$ Mar 17 '20 at 13:37
  • $\begingroup$ Hmm. Is there a word or letter sequence where most consonants can be exchanged. I know J,Q,X and Z might be very hard but others? $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Mar 17 '20 at 15:18
  • $\begingroup$ @DEEM Dunno about most consonants, but you can make a puzzle with just a few. $\endgroup$ Mar 17 '20 at 15:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor I realised that you almost never mark an answer a correct before. Is there a reason for it? $\endgroup$ Mar 20 '20 at 2:14
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You are:

The letter sequence CHxCK.

With an A, I might be a programming trick.

CHACK - or rather, C HACK: what you might term a shortcut in the programming language 'C'.

With an E, I'm really not sure.

Well, if you're not sure then go and CHECK!

With an I, I'm just a wee babe.

A baby bird is a CHICK.

With an O, I'm often stopping.

A CHOCK is a wedge or block used to stop a wheel from rolling.

With a U, I'm a guy you can meet.

CHUCK is a male name.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done. Too easy? $\endgroup$ Mar 17 '20 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor - As these kinds of riddles go: no, it wasn't an instant solve :) Just happened to be perusing the site when the puzzle popped up. Once I found I and O it seemed my idea had potential, but coming up against A gave me a few minutes' doubt before thinking my way around it! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Mar 17 '20 at 12:39
  • $\begingroup$ Thinking your way around it ... one might say you found a hack to make it work. $\endgroup$ Mar 17 '20 at 12:49

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