Student or Learner
One of the posters (expressing resentment about something) has recently said/written to someone:
"What kind of school-yard petulance gives with you?"
I wonder what exactly the poster wanted to say. And anyway, is there such an expression as 'give with'? My dictionaries draw a total blank on what give with might mean.
I believe this usage developed from the question "What gives?" - meaning 'What's happening' (probably made popular by German-speaking immigrants to the USA: Was gibt's?.)
From this general usage, a specific one developed: "What gives with you?" (=Why are you behaving like this?).
I've never heard the expression used with a noun like this. I'd guess your sentence meant 'Why are you behaving in a way typical of the sort of petulance to be expected in a school-yard argument.' But, as I say, 'gives with' normally, in my experience, only exists in the question 'What gives with X?'