I tried to politely point out that I was using nerf in a different context and you broke out the grammar hammer. I responded. You could have said hey, it's confusing for others when you use that word in a different way but instead you assumed you knew best and proceeded to 'check' me.I was just trying to help, no need to try and get all AJ on me. But if you insist:
For something to be a colloquialism more people than just you have to use it that way.
In gaming parlance "to Nerf" has a very specific usage and yours was totally wrong.
In fact in any context "To Nerf" never means to throw away as you claimed.
No matter how far I scroll I can't find a single instance on google where your usage fits, not urban dictionary, not anyware after 10 pages of results. Likewise, on these forums (which you may have noticed I read quite a bit) I have never seen this usage anywhere, ever. It is certainly not a common colloquialism as you claim.
Regardless, it's not about being a grammar nazi, it's about confusion. More than a few times I've had to explain what Nerf means to older people/newer gamers on these forums, and for you to arbitrarily change the meaning to "Nerf means to throw something" is utterly confusing and unhelpful as well as just odd.
Just because it's not on the net doesn't mean it's not real or not used as I said. If I referred to a superheater would you know what I was talking about? No because it's a colloquialism that only has (had) meaning here. When I was a kid everyone knew what a superheater was but as technology changed so did our lexicon. When I say I nerfed something here people know what I mean. The fact that you don't isn't my problem.