In a recent survey based entirely on hoots, the vast majority of people have finally admitted that the bovine iconography prevalent in ancient Minoan art is unimportant to them in their everyday lives. The survey - which took account of the occupation, domestic status and age of all participants to cover a broad spectrum of the population - found that most people have never even considered that Minoan artworks, such as statuary and sculpture, might contain cow or bull imagery of any kind, and if it did, it didn't concern them. Several people indicated that they had no idea what bovine meant, while others claimed that they did not know what iconography was. In order to get a clearer indication of the views of the general populace, their hoots weren't registered.
Some people admitted that they "don't give two hoots one way or the other", while others just "couldn't give two hoots." A startling statistic revealed that the vast majority of those who gave one hoot or more worked in the fields of archaeology or ancient history - with a significant proportion of the professionals working in those fields actually giving two hoots or more. Why people working in these professions show a particular interest in Minoan art is as yet unclear. The startling mystery may yet be solved, as many of those who expressed their interest in bovine artwork agreed to reply to follow-up inquiries. Wiseacres and smartasses who were confronted with their blind indifference over bovine imagery in Minoan art made comments ranging from "Don't have a cow, man" to "It's a load of old bull", with one self-described wit quipping "Minoan art? Well, why don't you minnow yourself out of this phone survey? I'm expecting an important call."