Jonesy gives a punishment to a student, Mr. Defuniak who is from Pittsfield:
Jonesy: You missed the test. And since you were ill, why not write me an essay instead? 3000 words on the short-term results of the Norman Conquest.
Mr. Defuniak: Yes, sir.
Jonesy: Better to be from Pittsfield than go back to it.
I didn't understand what actually he meant.