Yes, there is a difference between zigzags and chevrons. It's not just the number, either--like, one chevron repeated is zigzags. Nope. Luckily, I found this great infographic in this post on a graphic design co's blog. Picture = thousand words, all that--I couldn't have explained it better!! Check it out and spread the word. ;)
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Now, maybe I'm being too picky, and it's just semantics, but... it's not just, really!! There is a definite difference between zigzags and a chevron pattern, right?!, and I just want the world to be safe from pattern confusion... anyone with me, or does my desire for accuracy bother you?