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How come "blasted" was placed between "you" and "kids"? also, what does it mean?

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Rebecca

"Blasted" is a rather old-fashioned, informal adjective meaning "damned" or "damn." Thus, we can understand the sentence to mean "you damn kids," which is is obviously meant in a negative way. "Blasted" is placed between "you kids" (the people being referred to) in order to emphasize the feeling of frustration or anger. It is a word mostly used by older people. Ex: This blasted car won't turn on. (This damn car won't turn on.) Ex: I forgot my blasted wallet at home. (I forgot my damn wallet at home.)

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